Monsoon season has been hitting Nepal hard. Al Jazeera reports that 64 people have died in floods and landslides, with 20 more missing and thousands forced to abandon their homes. The flooding is so bad that it’s washing away entire bridges.
This is Mahabir Pun. Fed up with the fact that he had to hike for two days whenever he wanted to check his email, he decided to connect his home town of Nangi to the Internet. This video explains how he did it.
Nepal is home to the best climbing, trekking and mountaineering on earth. But, earlier this year, it also had a massive earthquake, an avalanche on Everest and is right now subject to a “blockade” by its neighbor India. Can you still visit? Surprisingly, now may be the best time ever.
The earthquake that killed thousands of people in Nepal and destroyed priceless heritage sites also flattened hundreds of thousands of normal homes and buildings. Now, the rubble from those structures is being put to use by an architect who is designing permanent shelters for those who lost their homes.
On Sunday, Frank Garcia reached the summit of Mt. Everest after pedaling a total of 165 miles across 17 hours and 18 minutes, averaging a 7% grade and consuming over 18,000 calories of food to make it. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” he told us.
The recent Nepalese earthquake turned swathes of Kathmandu into rubble and killed 8,700. But it also had a large—if less perceptible—impact on one of Nepal’s largest assets: it shifted Mount Everest by three centimeters.
Still reeling from a massive earthquake in April, Nepal just got hit with a devastating magnitude 7.3 aftershock. The latest earthquake is large enough to trigger its own sequence of aftershocks as stress redistributes around the ruptured fault line.
Another massive earthquake hit Nepal today, this time the epicenter was near Mount Everest. It’s so sad because the people of Nepal are still recovering from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake just two weeks ago that had killed thousands and wrecked Nepal to an unimaginable degree. Samaritan’s Purse filmed this short to…
Un nuevo terremoto ha sacudido Nepal dos semanas después del inicial, que dejó al país devastado y con una cifra de muertos que ya supera los 8000. El segundo seísmo ha sido de magnitud 7,3 en la escala Richter (el primero 7,9) a unos 83 kilómetros al noreste de Katmandú, junto al campamento base del Everest.
It sounds like a plot to a fast-paced popcorn flick, but right now, U.S. scientists are on a mad dash in Nepal, collecting as much quake data as possible from the country’s scattered ground movement sensors, before the info is completely wiped. These numbers could help seismologists predict when the next big one could…
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, the goal is to treat survivors and distribute medicine, food, and tents. But what happens when the aftermath is over? The long, slow process of finding permanent shelter is often a difficult challenge all its own.
I am OK, but Nepal is not. The part of the country that got hit the hardest is the remote Gorkha district. Many small towns and villages are still not included in any government search and rescue effort. This is one of many stories from the area: One day, six volunteers and two villages.
As rescue efforts in Nepal begin to shift to recovery mode, relief workers in the earthquake-ravaged country are focusing on infrastructure—including the catastrophic loss of so many historic structures. And increasingly, they’re using emerging technology to do it.
Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal has killed more than 5,500 people and injured at least 11,000. Now, we’re seeing how the disaster appears from space, with both NASA and the European Space Agency releasing satellite imagery of the event.
Severe shaking from Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal lasted less than two minutes, but the true impact of this disaster is still getting worse. In some ways, it isn’t as bad as scientists expected. In others, it’s far worse.