Monday, September 19, 2011

Earthquake hits Nepal and India:6.9 earthquake strike off Alaska islands

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2038892/Earthquake-hits-Nepal-India-Girl-8-father-killed-British-Embassy-wall-collapses.html
  • Dozens injured as wall toppled outside building
  • At least 50 deaths as shock is also felt in India and Tibet
  • Mudslides block access to worst-affected remote areas
At least 50 people have died in an earthquake that hit large swathes of Nepal and north-eastern India.
The 6.9-magnitude quake damaged buildings and sent residents in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu running into the streets.
It struck at 6.10pm local time yesterday and was felt also across northern and eastern India and in the capital New Delhi.


In Nepal the government said seven people had died and more than 70 were hurt. Among the victims were two men and an eight-year-old girl, who were killed when a brick wall toppled outside the British Embassy in Kathmandu.
Crushed: Members of the Nepalese army gather around a damaged car after the wall surrounding the British Embassy in Katmandu collapsed
Crushed: Members of the Nepalese army gather around a damaged car after the wall surrounding the British Embassy in Kathmandu collapsed

The full extent of the damage is not immediately known because the worst-affected areas are remote and sparsely populated. Parts are now cut off by mudslides triggered by the quake.
The quake triggered at least two aftershocks of magnitude 6.1 and 5.3, and more are possible, experts have warned.

Moderate earthquake strike off Alaska islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two moderate earthquakes have struck off Alaska's Aleutian Islands but there were no immediate reports of any damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 5.8-magnitude temblor struck at 11:14 p.m. Sunday and was centered near some remote islands about 1,000 miles west of Anchorage.
The USGS says a 5.4 quake hit about an hour earlier in the same general location.
Quake monitoring agencies say no tsunamis are expected and there are no reports of the quake causing damage.
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