60 bodies recovered from Nepal village destroyed in quake

May 6, 2015

60 bodies recovered from Nepal village destroyed in quake

Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of 60 people — including nine foreigners — who were killed when Nepal’s earthquake triggered a mudslide that buried a village in the scenic Langtang Valley popular with tourists. Residents of the village, also called Langtang, said Tuesday ...

Nepal gets first supplies of aid

Apr 30, 2015

Nepal gets first supplies of aid

The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal, while thousands clamored to board buses out of Kathmandu, either to check on rural relatives or for fear of spending yet another night in the damaged capital. Frustration over the ...

Everest avalanche brings death, panic

Apr 26, 2015

Everest avalanche brings death, panic

Climbers on the world’s highest mountain pleaded for help Saturday after a massive earthquake triggered an avalanche at Everest base camp, killing at least 10 people and sparking panic. The camp was crowded with foreign mountaineers and their Sherpa teams at the start at ...

Apr 26, 2015

The world's strongest earthquakes since 1900

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, the worst quake in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years. The world’s strongest earthquakes since 1900: May 22, 1960: A magnitude-9.5 earthquake in southern Chile and ensuing tsunami kill ...

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

Apr 26, 2015

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

by Seth Borenstein

Nepal’s devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get the poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better ...