Stories Tagged 'Earthquake'
An earthquake described by Mexico's president as the country's strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing at least 33 people, BBC reported.
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A powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.1 has struck in the Pacific off the southern coast of Mexico, BBC repoted.
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Nepal is one of the very few countries in the world that has failed to learn any lessons from her history of disaster and her unpreparedness for them, thanks primarily due to the absence of institutional memory in this nation. Natural disasters in Nepal—earthquakes, floods, landslides and fires in particular—occur largely in predictable cycles.
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Two years ago, Nepal was ravaged by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and left another 4 million homeless as their humble homes built from brick and stone were toppled within seconds.
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The paved alleys are still lined by the skeletons of homes once filled with families. Shop shelves are empty, and the water well in the center of town remains clogged by fallen debris. Children carefully side-step piles of broken brick on their way to school.
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Out of 63 earthquake-affected families living in Gaikhura (Manthali Municipality-8), Ramechhap, only one family has constructed a new house within two years of the devastating quake.
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