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AP: Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Magnitude-7.5 quake hits Nepal; heavy damage

 

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A strong 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit near Nepal's capital of Kathmandu before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said.

Nepal's Information Minister Minendra Rijal told India's NDTV station that there are reports of damage in and around Kathmandu but no immediate word on casualties.

He said rescue teams were on the scene.

The epicenter was 80 kilometers (49 mile) northwest of Kathmandu, he said. The Kathmandu Valley is densely populated with nearly 2.5 million, with the quality of buildings often poor.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_NEPAL_EARTHQUAKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-04-25-03-05-06

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(Reuters) - A massive earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, causing some buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse, witnesses said.

There was no immediate word on casualties.

A Reuters reporter in Kathmandu said he had seen some buildings collapse and walls of several houses reduced to rubble.

"Everyone is out in the streets, people are rushing to the hospital,” the reporter said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/25/us-quake-nepal-collapse-idUSKBN0NG07B20150425

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7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal, damage reported

A 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck 80km east of the city of Pokhara, Nepal, the US Geological Survey said. Some buildings have reportedly collapsed in the capital, Kathmandu. Witnesses say that the tremors were also felt in India.

Shortly after the earthquake, the USGS raised the initial 7.5-magnitude of the quake to 7.9.

http://rt.com/news/252965-earthquake-nepal-india-damage/

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Nearly 700 killed after 7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

Published time: April 25, 2015 06:33 
Edited time: April 25, 2015 11:38
 
 
Nepalese rescue members remove the body from Darahara Tower in Kathmandu on April 25, 2015. (AFP Photo / Prakash Mathema)

Nepalese rescue members remove the body from Darahara Tower in Kathmandu on April 25, 2015. (AFP Photo / Prakash Mathema)

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Quick boys!

Send in some CIA and Mossad to pose as rescuers!

With a heaping helping of Saudi destabilizers!

 

Chop! Chop!

 

 

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AFP Nepal bureau chief Ammu Kannampilly says she was caught in the earthquake on Saturday that ripped though large parts of the country leaving more than 100 people dead.

"We got caught in an earthquake on Everest. We are both ok...snowing here so no choppers coming," she said in an SMS on approach to base camp while on assignment.

Two experienced mountaineers reported that panic erupted at base camp which was full of climbing teams and had been "severely damaged", while one said the quake triggered a "huge avalanche".

"Running for life from my tent. Unhurt. Many many people up the mountain," tweeted Romanian climber Alex Gavan who had been preparing to climb up nearby Lhotse, the world's fourth highest mountain.


Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/world/2015/04/25/21/01/climbers-caught-in-earthquake-on-everest#LrPbbUHgZx0UJhow.99

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WOW...After the 6.2 in New Zealand and the 6.1 in Queen Charlotte I figured the planet was not done shaking for a while. This is not good!!!

 

Massive earthquake rattles Nepal (updated)

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rattled several parts of Nepal, including Kathmandu Valley, on Saturday has reached 686, according to Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA).

More than 500 people are reported to have been injured and are receiving treatment on the streets as most hospitals have been inundated with casualties.

The earthquake that affected 38 districts has badly hit Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Gorkha, Sindhupalchok and Lamjung.

According to the MoHA, 54 deaths in Kavre, nine in Makwanpur, 10 in Okhaldhunga, five in Ramechhap, two in Bhojpur, six in Nuwakot and 12 in Gorkha have been reported so far.

The earthquake has also killed 10 mountaineers at the Everest base camp. They were preparing to summit the Everest this season.

The death toll could go higher as hundreds more presumed to be under the debris of the collapsed houses.

The earthquake, measured 7.9 in the Richter scale with its epicenter in Lamjung district, leveled many historic and archeologically important sites in Kathmandu Valley, including Dharahara and nine-storey palace in Basantapur durbar square.

The earthquake damaged hundreds of houses in Kathmandu Valley, rendering a large number of families homeless.

Hospitals are now teeming with injured people and dead bodies. As aftershocks of the earthquake continue to rattle Kathmandu Valley, thousands of people are now on the streets. Thousands more are staying in open areas like Dasarath Stadium, Tundikhel and Khulamanch.

As of 3 p.m., 86 dead bodies had been taken to Bir Hospital and 60 in Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH).

Dharahara collapsed leaving more than 100 people dead.

http://www.nepalitimes.com/blogs/thebrief/2015/04/25/massive-earthquake-rattles-nepal/

 

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A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 906 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.

At least 876 people were confirmed dead in Nepal, according to the police. Another 20 were killed in India, six in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died at the Nepal-China border. The death toll is almost certain to rise, said deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/strong-earthquake-felt-nepals-capital-30576522

 

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Watch how the dogs go crazy just as the quake begins. The animals always know first!

 

 

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