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News Nepal Earthquake - Human Impact

  1. Apr 26, 2015 #1

    Astronuc

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    In the Earth forum, there is a thread about the Nepal earthquakes which started with a mag 7.8 earthquake.

    This thread is about the human impact.

    More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake
    http://news.yahoo.com/aid-starts-coming-nepal-quake-kills-nearly-2-050207892.html [Broken]

    International aid groups rush to reach Nepal quake victims
    http://news.yahoo.com/international-aid-groups-rush-reach-nepal-quake-victims-171404512.html [Broken]

    There were two earthquakes in China near the border with Nepal.

    Dan Fredinburg, Google Exec, Killed in Mt. Everest Avalanche
    https://www.yahoo.com/movies/s/dan-fredinburg-google-exec-killed-mt-everest-avalanche-040015648.html

    Fredinburg was hiking with colleagues near Everest. He died of a head injury.

    Aftershocks (mag 4 and above) continue to occur. A mag 6.7 occurred on April 26, 07:09:08 (UTC).
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us200029bt#general_summary

    Aftershocks cause more terror as Nepal quake toll tops 2,400
    http://news.yahoo.com/death-toll-nepal-earthquake-passes-1-000-police-160548831.html


    Coincidentally - Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake
    http://news.yahoo.com/experts-gathered-nepal-week-ago-ready-earthquake-050003819.html [Broken]
     
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    My goodness... awful. So awful. Peace on their souls.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2015 #3

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  5. Apr 26, 2015 #4
    One does wonder why in disaster that took 2,000+ lives, people are obsessed in picking out a handful of people who are mildly important.

    One must think back to the recent plane disaster... noticed for a few days newspapers obsessed over the fact that at least 2 britons died on it. Out of a plane full of people... after, of course, the disaster was first generalized.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2015 #5

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    Perhaps it has more to do with local news outlets identifying victims that people might know. Certainly, Canadian news reports any Canadian victims.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2015 #6

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    Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages - Death toll pass 3700
    http://news.yahoo.com/rescuers-struggle-reach-many-nepal-quake-fear-worst-062325069.html [Broken]


    Global effort to help Nepal earthquake victims intensifies
    http://news.yahoo.com/global-effort-help-nepal-victims-kicks-high-gear-111456666.html [Broken]

    Another media story on the avalanche at Everest Base camp, but ABC News gets it wrong.
    The avalanche came from Pumori, which is 8 km W of Everest.
    https://gma.yahoo.com/nepal-earthqu...g-tragedy-121521969--abc-news-topstories.html
     
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  9. Apr 27, 2015 #8

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    Some pretty striking videos from tourists and others
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/apr/27/tourist-moment-nepal-hit-earthquake-video

    Footage from German climber Jost Kobusch shows the moment an avalanche hit Everest base camp
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/vi...-earthquake-avalanche-everest-base-camp-video (some swearing, although it is understandable given what he's witnessing. About 17 people were killed in that avalanche, and thousands of Nepalis were killed by collapsing buildings.)

    High-Altitude Rescue Underway On Everest
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/04/26/402355842/high-altitude-rescue-underway-on-Everest


    Drone footage shows scale of earthquake devastation in Nepal – video
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/apr/27/drone-footage-kathmandu-nepal-earthquake-video

    Thousands flee Kathmandu as aftershocks continue - video
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/apr/27/flee-kathmandu-aftershocks-nepal-earthquake-video


    More Than 4,000 Dead In Nepal As Earthquake Toll Rises
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way...-700-dead-in-nepal-as-earthquake-s-toll-rises

    Economic Impact Of Nepal Quake Likely To Be Massive
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way...ic-impact-of-nepal-quake-likely-to-be-massive

    How Tech Firms Are Helping People In The Nepal Earthquake Zone
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechcon...e-helping-people-in-the-nepal-earthquake-zone

    Nepal Death Toll Tops 4,350; At Least 1.4 Million Need Food Aid
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way...tops-4-350-at-least-1-4-million-need-food-aid
     
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  10. Apr 28, 2015 #9
    Many of those structures\buildings were more than a 100 years old, some others were much older.
     
  11. Apr 28, 2015 #10

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    Choppers ferry injured in Nepal; new mudslide hits village
    http://news.yahoo.com/nepal-troops-ready-aid-remote-quake-hit-villages-065957809.html [Broken]

    Filmmaker among 4 Americans killed on Everest
    http://news.yahoo.com/state-dept-4-americans-dead-nepal-quick-2-180759789--politics.html [Broken]

    US sends $10 mn in Nepal quake aid
    http://news.yahoo.com/kerry-unveils-10-mln-nepal-quake-aid-160615711.html

    Raw: Chinese Team Looks for Nepal Survivors
    http://news.yahoo.com/video/raw-chinese-team-looks-nepal-132553541.html [Broken]
     
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  12. Apr 28, 2015 #11

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    6 Health Challenges Nepal Earthquake Survivors Now Face
    https://www.yahoo.com/health/6-health-challenges-nepal-earthquake-survivors-now-117613648417.html

    Death toll climbing above 5000, and some expect it to double.

    Meanwhile - Following Nepal quake, climbers say Everest season is over
    http://news.yahoo.com/following-nepal-quake-climbers-everest-season-over-205730638--spt.html [Broken]

    It's an important source of income to the country.


    A miracle in the devastation - "Twenty-two hours after the massive earthquake that demolished buildings and killed more than 5,000 people in Nepal, a 4-month-old boy was rescued from the rubble."
    http://news.yahoo.com/baby-pulled-safely-from-under-rubble-in-nepal-193702456.html

    Near Nepal Quake Epicenter, Desperate Villagers Await Help
    http://abcnews.go.com/International...-ready-aid-remote-quake-hit-villages-30635362
     
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  13. Apr 29, 2015 #12

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    Nepal quake survivors clash with riot police, UN seeks $415 mn
    http://news.yahoo.com/riot-police-battle-contain-crowds-trying-leave-kathmandu-052636252.html


    Nepal Earthquake: Teen Rescued After 5 Days Trapped in Rubble
    https://gma.yahoo.com/nepal-earthquake-teen-rescued-5-days-trapped-rubble-122513208--abc-news-topstories.html [Broken]
     
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  14. Apr 30, 2015 #13

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    Nepal Earthquake: How 3 Americans Survived in a Cave for Days After Quake
    http://news.yahoo.com/nepal-earthqu...ays-quake-160026094--abc-news-topstories.html
    Over 5800 dead.


    NPR - "He carried his 70-year-old mother on his back for five hours. Then he traveled with her by bus for 12 more."
    http://www.npr.org/2015/04/30/40334...his-back-for-5-hours-en-route-to-medical-care
     
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  15. May 2, 2015 #14

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    Relief goods for Nepal quake victims held up at customs: U.N.
    http://news.yahoo.com/relief-goods-nepal-quake-victims-held-customs-u-091905051.html
    An example of how government doesn't function properly.

    Soul-searching over quake ends Everest climbing season
    http://news.yahoo.com/soul-searching-over-quake-ends-everest-climbing-season-105842241.html
    A climbing group with "Himalayan Experience" was the last group to call off their climb of Everest this season.
    Death toll stands at 6600.
     
  16. May 2, 2015 #15

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    Damaged by deadly quake, fate of Nepal heritage unsure
    http://news.yahoo.com/damaged-deadly-quake-fate-nepal-heritage-unsure-124858256.html [Broken]

    This could have a significant impact on tourism and the economy of the nation.

    'We Need Help': Aid scarce in quake-hit Nepal villages
    http://news.yahoo.com/aid-still-scarce-nepals-remote-villages-anger-grows-085609939.html [Broken]

    And the death toll reaches 7040.
     
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  17. May 4, 2015 #16

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  18. May 7, 2015 #17

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    A little bit of good news.

     
  19. May 12, 2015 #18

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    Fresh earthquake (mag 7.3) kills scores in Nepal and India
    http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-7-1-quake-strikes-nepal-usgs-072155570.html

     
  20. Dec 12, 2015 #19

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    http://news.yahoo.com/nepal-quake-victims-face-deadly-winter-parties-bicker-041056074.html [Broken]
     
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