Nepal sits on the boundary of the two massive tectonic plates that collided to build the Himalayas.

April 25, 2015. The death toll is already reported as being in the many thousands. Their ongoing convergence also means earthquakes. While little comfort to those dealing with the aftermath of Saturday’s tragedy, it is part of a growing effort from the international research community to better understand earthquakes and so help mitigate the impact of future events. They warned that many of the landslides and landslide dams and possibly the increased instability of glacial lakes have the potential to lead to a chain of hazards in the future. A large number of climbers had been at Makalu base camp and had begun acclimatisation climbs to higher camps in the past few days. An Indian army mountaineering team said that it recovered at least 13 bodies. At the location of Saturday's earthquake, about 50 miles to the northeast of the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, the India plate is converging with Eurasia at a rate of about 2 inches per year toward the north-northeast, driving the uplift of the Himalayan mountain range. Bihar Results: Amit Shah dials Nitish Kumar, discusses result trends, Sharad Pawar spots silver lining in Bihar polls, says it has paved the way, IPL 2020 final live: Boult, Yadav run through DC top-order, Bihar polls: RJD registers victory on Darbhanga Rural, Sahebpur Kamal seats, ICMR clears new test for Covid-19, Kochi lab to ramp up production, Bihar: BJP wins Hajipur, Darbhanga and Keoti, becomes single-largest party, Bihar Election 2020: No dispute regarding NDA leader in Bihar, says state BJP chief, Bihar result: RJD, Congress raise EVM question, Election Commission responds, Kajal Aggarwal models for Gautam Kitchlu at their honeymoon, see pics, Neha Kakkar’s husband says ‘hayo rabba’ at the sight of swimsuit-clad women, ‘Virat will be missed’: Pathan predicts ‘interesting’ INDvAUS series, When Shah Rukh said he and Akshay can never work together for this reason, Govt making pensioners ‘atmanirbhar’ by promoting digital life certificates: Jitendra Singh, You got a huge problem: Gambhir points out worrying factor for DC top order, BJP juggernaut steamrolls Gujarat by-elections, wins all 8 seats, Gujarat bypolls: Two more Congress renegade win on BJP tickets. On 25 April 2015 a 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal in Asia. Watch for Mercury, below Venus, during the week of November 10, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, death toll is already reported as being in the many thousands. Springtime melting triggered the collapse in 2014 and probably conditioned the ice for collapse in 2015 so that only a light shaking was needed to break it loose, they said. ABC [advanced base camp] is also OK but there was an avalanche off the north col resulting in one broken leg as far as we know.”. The most prominent segment of the Himalayan front not to have ruptured in a major earthquake during the last 200–500 years, the 700-km-long “central seismic gap” in Uttarakhand, is home to more than 10 million people. Chinese media reported that a Chinese climber and two Sherpa guides were among the dead. These quakes are a dramatic manifestation of the ongoing convergence between the Indo-Australian and Asian tectonic plates that has progressively built the Himalayas over the last 50 million years. Everest and stranded hundreds at the base camp. It is crucial to understand if it is overdue for a great earthquake. The mother of climber Arjun Vajpai told the Observer he had called to say he was safe in base camp. “Running for life from my tent,” Gavan said. On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake, struck killing more than 8,000 people and injuring more than 21,000. Saturday's catastrophic earthquake in Nepal occurred because of two converging tectonic plates: the India plate and the overriding Eurasia plate to the north, the U.S. Geological Survey said. An Indian army mountaineering team said that it recovered at least 13 bodies. Other ongoing hazards include floods and monsoonal landslides, as exemplified by the Kedarnath disaster of 2013 which killed more than 5,000 people. NASA and its partners are gathering the best available science and information on the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake, to assist in relief and humanitarian operations. The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000.

A crack in a road near Kathmandu caused by the April 25 earthquake. It severely damaged Kathmandu, and is thought to have caused around 10,600 deaths. Sign up for our free daily newsletter today! Another quake in Kashmir in 2005, measuring 7.6, killed around 80,000 people. One, a magnitude-6.9 earthquake in August 1988 about 150 miles to the southeast of Saturday's quake, caused nearly 1,500 fatalities, USGS said. Our Sherpa team's hometowns of Phortse + Khumjung also hit hard., Nepal quake caused 4,312 landslides:Report,, Britain mulls plan to ban online junk food adverts to tackle obesity,, US trade policy is ready for its Joe Biden makeover,, UK PM Johnson defeated in parliament on treaty-breaking Brexit law,, Al Qaeda leader dies, Afghan forces accuse Taliban of harbouring him. Everest base camp is particularly vulnerable, situated on a shoulder of rocky glacial moraine below the Khumbu icefall. Our research collaboration – involving the University of Melbourne, the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research and the Indian Institute of Science in India, the University of Victoria in Canada, and the Bhutan Government – is studying the earthquake geology of adjacent areas of the Himalaya in the state of Uttarakhand in India and in Bhutan. Mazur reported later that the route through the icefall had been destroyed but that his team was unharmed, although they had felt the quake on the mountain’s north side. ... 27 April 2015… However, bad weather and communications were hampering more helicopter sorties. Deadly Everest avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake ... #earthquake. The 2015 Nepal earthquakes of April and May killed nearly 9,000 people and injured more than 22,000.

Kolkata, Noida, Gurgaon, This article was originally published on The Conversation. Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the dead, Google confirmed. Photos from 2012 (pre-quake) and 2015 (post-quake).

The shallower the quake, the more destructive power it carries. For the camps closer to where the avalanche hit, our Sherpas believe that a lot of people may have been buried in their tents,” he wrote. Romanian climber Alex Gavan, who was in the base camp and survived by running from his tent, posted a desperate appeal on Twitter on Saturday. The avalanche began Saturday on Mount Kumori, a 7,000-metre (22,966-foot) mountain just a few kilometers from Everest, gathering strength as it headed toward the base camp, where climbing expeditions have been preparing to make their summit attempts in the coming weeks, Tshering said. A devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Nepal, on April 25, 2015, injuring over 22,000 people and killing over 8,0001 in addition to causing significant infrastructure damage. While the statistical character of earthquake sequences is well understood, we are still unable to predict individual events. The situation of Himalayan glacial lakes needs to be observed carefully in China, India and Nepal to confirm the preliminary conclusions that the risk of floods from the outburst of glacial lakes has not been visibly heightened by the earthquake, says the report. The route through the Khumbu Icefall – which is fixed annually with ropes and ladders and gives access to the higher slopes – appeared to have been badly damaged.

© 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. “We are all very worried.”, Nepal quake: more than 1,000 people dead after tremor near Kathmandu. He said they had started to take care of the injured, including one person with severe injuries. Nepal is a nation which does not sit on a single structural plate. The devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit parts of Japan in 2011, killing thousands of people, was magnitude-9.0. BBC Homepage. Our work in Uttarakhand and elsewhere is revealing how the rupture lengths and magnitude of Himalayan quakes is controlled by long-lived geological structures. Tatopani village, bordering China, too was hit by rock falls. The April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal destroyed housing in Kathmandu, damaged World Heritage sites, and triggered deadly avalanches around Mount Everest. Our research in the Himalaya is beginning to shed light on these massive processes, and understand the threat they pose to local people. This slip released the equivalent of about a century of built up strain. NASA worked with a number of partners in support of the earthquake response, including the U.S. Geological Survey, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, World Bank, American Red Cross, and the United Nations Children's Fund. The most destructive and probably the largest landslide triggered was a massive one initiated nearly 7,000 metres above mean sea level which completely buried Langtang village.

These settlements were along the Pasang Lamu highway in the Trishuli valley and Kodari highway in the Bhotekoshi and Sunkoshi valleys. Satellite images and maps showing the devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal that struck on Saturday 25 April and its aftermath. #earthquake. Photo credit: EPA/Hemanta Shrestha, By Mike Sandiford, University of Melbourne; CP Rajendran, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, and Kristin Morell, University of Victoria. The April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal destroyed housing in Kathmandu, damaged World Heritage sites, and triggered deadly avalanches around Mount Everest.