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  1. Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquakeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | KTMF

    Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat of the 1934 temblor that leveled this city. They knew they were racing the clock, but they didn't know when what they feared would strike.

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  2. Deep down to the very topRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | The Telegraph

    A man and woman hold each other in Kathmandu's Durbar Square, a Unesco World Heritage Site that was severely damaged by the earthquake on Saturday. New Delhi, April 25: The epicentre of today's earthquake lies in one of the world's most active seismic zones, resulting from the collision of the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates, where a period of quiescence had caused geologists to anticipate a big temblor.

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  3. People search for survivors in the rubble of a destroyedRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

    Check out this story on WCNC.com: http://usat.ly/1z5DRVZ The death toll continues to rise after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday. The quake destroyed homes and centuries-old temples.

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  4. Earthquake of 7.8 magnitude shakes Nepal, tremors felt in IndiaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sydney Morning Herald

    Aussies missing in the Nepalese captial as 7.9 magnitude earthquake triggers aftershocks in Tibet and a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Kathmandu: A massive earthquake has killed more than 1341 people as it tore through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche at Everest base camp.

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  5. Volcano still active, but Chile no longer expects 3rd blastRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | KIMA

    Authorities downgraded the likelihood of another big eruption from the Calbuco volcano, although the mountain remained active Saturday and the ash clouds it already ejected caused cancelations of more airline flights. Rodrigo Alvarez, head of the National Mining and Geology Service, told TVN television that Calbuco's seismic activity had changed.

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  6. More than 1,500 killed by 7.8-magnitude quake in NepalRead the original story

    12 min ago | Memeorandum

    Nepal earthquake: Hundreds die, many feared trapped - Nearly 1,000 are known to have died in a powerful earthquake in Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say.

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  7. How Help Victims of the Nepal EarthquakeRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | NBC Washington

    Survivors of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that ravaged Nepal and devastated neighboring countries were still picking up the pieces Saturday and trying to assess the damage after the disaster that left more than 1,100 dead. World leaders and global charities offered emergency aid as hospitals in the poverty-stricken Himalayan nation were overflowing with injured people, NBC News reported.

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  8. Only a week before massive earthquake, experts gathered in Nepal to...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Canada.com

    Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat of the 1934 temblor that levelled this city. They knew they were racing the clock, but they didn't know when what they feared would strike.

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  9. Nepal Quake: Governance MattersRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | CFR.org

    People work to rescue trapped people inside a temple in Bashantapur Durbar Square after an earthquake hit, in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 25, 2015 . Several years ago, I went on an " Earthquake Walk " in downtown Kathmandu, a walk designed to raise awareness about the city's vulnerability to a major earthquake.

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  10. Lightning after tremors, 14 kids hurtRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | The Telegraph

    Ranchi, April 25: Fourteen schoolchildren of Gumla were injured in a lightning strike, minutes after tremors from a devastating earthquake in Nepal rocked the state today, prompting chief minister Raghubar Das to announce the formation of volunteer squads in each district to help out in times of disasters. All 14 children are out of danger and were being held back at Gumla Sadar Hospital for observation.

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  11. Incident rekindles Assam debate on safe housesRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | The Telegraph

    ... has specifications of this type of housing included in their schedule," he said. Devesh Walia, professor of geology in the environmental studies department of North Eastern Hill University in Shillong, said Assam-type buildings with wooden frames ...

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  12. Calcutta's longest nightmare at noonRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | The Telegraph

    ... fulfilled in the case of Calcutta, according to Shankar Kumar Nath, senior professor and former head, department of geology and geophysics, IIT Kharagpur. Earthquakes generate body waves and surface waves. Body waves travel through the interior of ...

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  13. How earthquakes are measuredRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | WMAL-AM Washington

    Scientists used the Richter Scale for many years but now largely follow the "moment magnitude scale," which the U.S. Geological Survey says is a more accurate measure of size.

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  14. Nearly 1,400 killed in Nepali quakeRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | NHK World

    Nepalese authorities say that nearly 1,400 people have died in the earthquake which shook the country on Saturday. Officials from other nations are rushing to send help to the region.

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  15. You voted: Phillipsburg is part of the Lehigh ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    37 min ago | NJ.com

    ... counties in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metro area. Commenters also made arguments over culture, geography and geology. Breaking the results down by state, we could see Pennsylvania had by far the most votes in this unscientific poll. But the ...

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  16. Nepal: Google engineer killed in Everest avalanche sparked by deadly earthquakeRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | Contra Costa Times

    Google engineer Dan Fredinburg was killed in an avalanche on Mt. Everest sparked by the deadly 7.8 earthquake near Kathmandu, his sister reported on Twitter and Instagram.

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  17. DFW earthquake risk higher, says U.S. Geological Survey reportRead the original story

    53 min ago | The Family Badge

    "The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management will continue to evaluate and strengthen our preparedness planning in the event of an earthquake," said Emergency Management Coordinator Rocky Vaz. "We are also looking at how cities across the country have responded to high earthquake risks to help us determine future emergency policy changes that might be needed in Dallas."

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  18. City more vulnerable than it looksRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Telegraph

    Calcutta is more vulnerable to a major earthquake than its theoretical tag of "moderate risk zone" suggests, warn experts, blaming this on a combination of geologic and man-made factors. According to G.C. Debnath, director of the Alipore meteorological office, though the seismic intensity of Saturday's quake was 7.9 on the Richter scale at its epicentre in Nepal, the intensity was "around 5 on the Richter scale" when it struck Calcutta, which explains how the city got lucky.

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  19. Shower follows shake but...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Telegraph

    Many thought this was a consequence of the quake but meteorologists clarified that it was nothing more than a coincidence. Saturday had begun on a usual hot-and-humid note.

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  20. Why Nepal? Science Explains Devastating EarthquakeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Big News Network.com

    ... Survey, which is when one part of the Earth's crust is being thrust underneath another. "The basics of the geology of the region are you have the Indian tectonic plate being thrust and pushed underneath the Eurasian continental plate, and because ...

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