Roshan Sedhai, Associated Press Updated 8:47 pm PDT, Thursday, April 25, 2019 Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli center garlanded, inspects the reconstruction site of a temple which collapsed in the 2015 earthquake, during a function to mark the anniversary of the quake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, April 25, 2019. The violence of the 7.8-magnitude … [Read more...] about Nepal quake-hit villages struggle with reconstruction
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In an earlier life in Kathmandu, Keshav Bhattarai owned a two-bedroom home where his large extended family gathered to share stories and celebrate Dashain, a festival honoring the victory of Hindu gods over evil demons. Day to day, he managed an office supply store in Nepal’s capital.Then came the moment in 2015 “when the skies crashed.” On April 25, a … [Read more...] about A ‘hidden’ community of Nepalese migrants fights to remain in U.S.
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In 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake rumbled to life off the coast of Tohoku, Japan, triggering a massive tsunami and killing more than 15,000 people. The global effects of the Tohoku earthquake — now regarded as the fourth most powerful since recording began in 1900 — are still being studied. Scientists have since estimated that the quake shoved the main island of … [Read more...] about A Single Earthquake Can Move Millions of Tons of Carbon into Earth’s Deepest Trenches