UK Earthquake

Nepal Earthquakes: Six Months on and a New Challenge Looms

Yeeshu Shukla | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Yeeshu Shukla

Agencies need to focus on the ongoing recovery work as well as delivering assistance in the testing conditions ahead of winter. There are huge challenges not only for the people of Nepal - who are making every effort to bounce back - but also for the humanitarian organisations who are striving to deliver against strict timelines and enormous physical and climatic difficulties.

Nepal Earthquake: One Child Trafficked is One Too Many

Tracy Shields | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Tracy Shields

When I arrived in Nepal 3 months after the earthquake I wasn't sure what to expect. At first glance Kathmandu appears unaffected, but as you walk ...

San Francisco Could Be Struck By A Major Earthquake 'Any Day Now'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

San Francisco’s Bay Area could be hit by a major earthquake “any day now”, a scientist with the US Geological Survey has warned. Research ge...

Father Of Naked Tourist Has Choice Words For 'Halfwit Canadian' Who Posted Pics

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK

The father of a British tourist arrested for stripping naked on Malaysia's 'sacred' highest peak has branded a fellow climber who posted pictures of t...

Naked Student Arrested For 'Causing Deadly Earthquake' Faces Jail In Malaysia

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK

A British woman has been arrested in Malaysian after authorities blamed her and a group of naked tourists for am earthquake that struck the region, ki...

Rebuilding Nepal Starts With Children and Communities

Nigel Chapman | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Nigel Chapman

Nepal was one of the poorest countries in Asia before the earthquakes. There is an opportunity to strengthen so much, not just the physical buildings, but the institutions of government nationally and locally, and reinforce social cohesion and the Nepali national spirit. It must not be wasted.

A Huge Earthquake Has Struck Off The Coast Of Japan

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK

A huge earthquake measuring 7.8 in magnitude has struck off the coast of Japan, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The quake ...

Nepal: Invisible Destruction

Johanna Mitscherlich | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Johanna Mitscherlich

Sameer hastens up steep slopes and shoots down small winding trails through deep river valleys. His flip-flops make a clacking sound, as he paces through his village in the mountains of Gorkha. Around him, in stark contrast to the picturesque panorama, homes have turned into piles of rubble, burying clothes, food and furniture underneath...

Viral Video Warns California Will Be Hit By A Devastating Earthquake On THURSDAY

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

A video predicting that a powerful earthquake will shatter America’s west coast on Thursday has gone viral. The 24-minute long prophecy has been...

Earthquake Babies - A Look to Nepal's Future

David Bull | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
David Bull

Children and new born babies have been hit hardest. We estimate that the lives of almost 18,000 mothers and babies could be at risk, unless urgent action is taken to restore healthcare systems. In addition, the latest statistics show that around twelve babies are being born every hour without access to basic healthcare.

Shaken In Kent? This Is How Often Earthquakes Occur...

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

Tremors from an earthquake shook residents awake in Kent on Friday morning, but just what causes an earthquake and how common are they? The 4.2 mag...

Kent Earthquake Shakes Houses And Wakes Residents

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

An earthquake measuring 4.2 in magnitude has hit Kent, shaking houses and waking residents. Police say there have been no injuries or damage to bui...

Nepal Earthquake Was the Single Most Frightening Experience of My Life

Lisa Rutherford | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Lisa Rutherford

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25th April left the country reeling, killing over 8,000 people, injuring more than 18,000 and leaving 2.8 million people without homes. There was much talk that this earthquake was expected, but it seems that no amount of preparedness will be enough to keep pace with the increasing disaster risk...

Children In Nepal Are Laughing Again...

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK

These remarkable pictures show Nepalese children participating in 'laughter yoga' to help relieve trauma following the two earthquakes that left the c...

Just When We Thought It Was Safe to Sleep Inside

Chloe Lyttle | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Chloe Lyttle

I came to Kathmandu 10 days ago, as part of All Hands Volunteers Disaster Assessment Response Team (DART). We were responding to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that happened on April 25. Only 17 days later, as our team were out in the field clearing rubble in the village of Bungamati, a second earthquake shook the city and surrounding districts...

Nepal: The Education Test for the International Community

Nigel Chapman | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Nigel Chapman

Countries such as Nepal have worked for years to put disaster preparation measures in place. It is essential the international community does the same.

'Allah Will Make a Way When There Is No Way'

Fadi Itani | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Fadi Itani

The people of Nepal do not just want food and shelter, they need moral and spiritual support to overcome the size of this disaster. In times like this, we need to come together to help and support each other irrespective of faith, nationality or ethnicity.

Do We Have Time to Really Care?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jethro Shirley-Smith

As images pour out of our televisions and our newspapers of ruined lives and devastated villages, we can't help but be reminded just how lucky we really are. We are forced to pause and think; to consider and ponder.

Helping Restore Communications Following Natural Disasters

Andrew Dunnett | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Dunnett

It is the first time that the Instant Network Mini, weighing just 11kg and with up to a one kilometre coverage radius, would have been deployed, helping relatives reconnect and NGOs to carry out their work.

Looking Beyond the Earthquake: How Will Nepal Survive This Natural Disaster With One of the Weakest Health Systems in the World?

Fay Hoyland | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK
Fay Hoyland

During my visit, our plane had to circle in the sky above Kathmandu for hours whilst we struggled to land due to the morning fog and we experienced hours of standstill traffic as we tried to navigate our way through the city slums.

How Faith Survives the Crushing Weight of Rationality

Paul Beaumont | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Paul Beaumont

As I write this, people in Nepal are pulling out the broken bodies of their loved ones from the pulverised remains of their buildings, amongst the stench of death in the aftermath of a 7.8 Richter scale earthquake.

The Perilous Road to Kathmandu

Tanya Barron | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK
Tanya Barron

Today we need to head into Kathmandu and towards the epicentre. Colleagues have children they need to see. And we need to be close to the epicentre to help manage our response. The reports coming in from rural districts around the epicentre are alarming. Our staff are telling us that many, many buildings have collapsed. Homes, schools, hospitals. The hope is that since the earthquake struck on Saturday lunchtime, casualties will be minimised as fewer people would have been in public buildings.

Nepal Earthquake: The Crisis Outside Kathmandu Valley

Megan Tara Blade | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Tara Blade

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday morning can only be described as a 'nightmare waiting to happen'. Mega-quakes like this one happen roughly every 80 years in Nepal, with over 9000 people being killed the earthquake of 1934. When I visited last year the possibility of another devastating earthquake was a matter of 'when' rather than 'if', however Nepal was in no way prepared for it...

Britons Among Missing After Nepal Earthquake Kills Hundreds

PA | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK

Rescue efforts in Nepal are intensifying as volunteers and experts rush to help in the wake of the death and destruction caused by the earthquake and ...

A Massive Earthquake Has Just Leveled Much Of Katmandu

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Chris York | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK

A huge earthquake has struck Nepal killing more than 1,100 people according to reports, leveling houses and centuries old temples. It also triggere...