UK Earthquake

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 05.05.2015 | 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 30.04.2015 | 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 29.04.2015 | 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 28.04.2015 | 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 28.04.2015 | 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 27.04.2015 | 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...

A Mass Beaching Of Dolphins In Japan Has Triggered Earthquake Fears

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

A mass beaching of up to 150 dolphins on the Japanese coast has fuelled fears a powerful earthquake could be imminent. Frantic efforts to save the...

Earthquake Rattles Rutland - But Only Tremors Are On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

The second earthquake in two days struck the UK on Wednesday night prompting fear, shock and general calamity. Crack in pot gets slightly larger #R...

Facebook Adds Natural Disaster Alert System

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has added a new feature called 'Safety Check' which automatically allows you to let people know you're OK after a natural disaster. The fe...

This Is What Would Happen If An Asteroid Hit Your Town

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Tech

Asteroid strikes are rare but not impossible. As proven by last week's impact in Nicaragua the Earth can only protect us from so much. So what woul...

16 Pictures Of The Destruction Wrought By California's Biggest Earthquake In 25 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has caused several injuries, damaged buildings, and caused power cuts across the northern Bay Area in California. It's t...

When the World Goes Made

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

You will change your life if you begin to see where you are doing what you complain about in the world. Sure it is a smaller version than a full-blown war but it is a war never the less. Stop the inner war and you start a revolution.

A 7.1 Earthquake Hit Just Off The Coast Of Mexico

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has hit just off the coast of southern Mexico, the US Geological Survey says, with two people reported dead in neighbouring...