1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide
27 earthquakes – DownloadUpdated: 2015-04-29 17:24:56 UTCShowing event times using UTC27 earthquakes in map area


It seems so that the wide colliding part of Bihar- under Nepal as a wide slid
is giving signs on eastern border of Asian and Australian tectonc plates, even on Eastern side of Pacific Ocean. It must come soon some bigger volcano or- the inner core layers of Earth are changing volyme (into a slightly smaller size , as dynamically stabilizing its decay).

According to a Columbia University reseracher the part below Bihar slid about one foot to 10 feet northwards and underneath Nepal in a matter of seconds.

A part of India slid one foot to 10 feet northwards and underneath Nepal in a matter of seconds during the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit the Himalayan country on Saturday, a U.S. scientist has said.

“Saturday’s slip took place over an area about 1,000 to 2,000 square miles over a zone spanning the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara in one direction, and almost the entire Himalaya mountain width in the other,” said Colin Stark, Lamont Associate Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. “A part of India slid about one [foot] to 10 feet northwards and underneath Nepal in a matter of seconds.”

“The part below Bihar slid under Nepal along a zone from Bharatpur, through Hetauda, to Janakpur,” he said.

Keywords: Nepal earthquake

The Guardian News:


The village of Barkobot, in Sindhupalchowk district, is just an hour and a half on good roads from Kathmandu, but it may as well be on the other side of the country, writes Pete Pattisson.

Every single one of the 75 houses in the village has been severely damaged or totally destroyed, and yet no one has received any help from the government.

Where neat stone and mud houses once stood, there are now just piles of rubble. The entire village is living outdoors, under canvas, corrogated metal sheets, or just the shade of a tree. “No one is coming to help us,” said Sangita Giri. “There is a child [buried] over there, but neither the army or police have arrived to help.”

The towns and Cities of this District:

Towns and villages of Sindhupalchowk district:

Atarpur  · Badegau  · Balephi  · Bansbari  · Banskharka  · Baramchi  · Bahrabise  · Baruwa  · Batase  · Bhimtar  · Bhote Namlang  · Bhotechaur  · Bhotsiba  · Choukati  · Chautara Municipality  · Dhumthang  · Dubarchour  · Fatakshila  · Fulping Katti  · Fulpingdandagau  · Fulpingkot  · Gati  · Ghorthali  · Dhuskun hile khajilung  · Gloche  · Gumba  · Gunsakot  · Hagam  · Haibung  · Helumbu  · Ichok  · Irkhu Bhanjyang  · Jalbire  · Jethal  · Jyamire  · Kalika  · Karkhali  · Kadambas  · Kiwool  · Kunchok  · Langarche  · Lisankhu  · Listikot  · Mahankal  · Maneswor  · Mankha  · Marming  · Melamchi  · Motang  · Nawalpur  · Pagretar  · Palchok  · Pangtang  · Petaku  · Piskar  · Ramche  · Sangachok  · Selang  · Sikharpur  · Sindhukot  · Sipa Pokhare  · Sipal Kavre  · Sunkhani  · Syaule Bazar  · Talamarang  · Tatopani  · Tauthali  · Tekanpur  · Thakani  · Thampal Dhap  · Thangpalkot  · Thokarpa  · Thulo Dhading  · Thulo Pakhar  · Thulo Sirubari  · Thum Pakhar  · Timpul Ghyangul  · Yamanadanda


Gurkha heartlands devastated by Nepal earthquake

Villages occupied by the Gurungs, the clan which provides the backbone of the British Army’s Gurkha regiments, wiped out by Nepal earthquake

“All the houses are down,” said Subek Shrestha, a helicopter pilot who on Tuesday night flew some of the first aid to reach the twin towns of Laprak and Barpak, in north central Nepal, believed to be at the epicentre of the quake.

He spoke as an injured elderly woman survivor was stretchered off his two-seater helicopter by soldiers and into a waiting jeep to take her to hospital.

“I don’t know how many bodies there are. We are dealing with the badly injured,” he said. “They also have very few things to eat.”

People are now living out in the open as aid convoys try to get through. Matters were made worse by torrential rains in the mountains on Tuesday.

Mr Pukhrel said he believed that fewer than 50 houses in Barpak remained standing, out of 1,400, and almost none in Laprak. Most are made of brick and crumbled; only sturdier concrete buildings resisted the earthquake.

Col William Shuttlewood, director of the Gurkha Welfare Trust which looks after veterans in Nepal, said there were fears for a “considerable number” of the former soldiers.

He said the earthquake had struck “right in the centre” of one of the Gurkhas’ recruiting heartlands.

The charity, which looks after 6,600 ex Gurkhas, said it had mobilised its medical teams and staff to try to get a better picture of the devastation in more remote valleys.

He said: “We need to have a good understanding of the extent of the catastrophe and understand the needs of those affected.

“It’s right in the centre of one of the brigade recruiting areas and inevitably there will be a considerable number of retired soldiers living in the area.

“There are going to be fatalities. We understand the extent of the damage is such that there will be fatalities and some of those will be ex-Gurkhas and their families.”

Gurkhas and the Gurung clan are regarded with some reverence by the population of central Nepal, both for their fighting skills and for the income provided by their salaries and pensions, the latter subject of repeated disputes with the British government.

Corporal Hashtabha Hadur Gurung, who served from 1974 to 1989 in the Queen Elizabeth’s Own 2nd Gurkha Regiment, first in Hong Kong and then based in Aldershot, and whose son is now also in the British army, said he hoped that Britain would now furnish relief.

“If Britain helped, it would give us great pleasure,” he said.

Gorkha District News

April 29, 2015


Names  of towns and villages in Gorkha District


Names of towns and villages s  in Dhading District

Agnichok  · Baireni  · Baseri  · Benighat  · Bhumesthan  · Budhathum  · Chainpur  · Chhatre Dyaurali  · Darkha  · Dhola  · Dhussa  · Dhuwakot  · Gajuri  · Gaunkharka  · Gerkhu  · Ghussa  · Goganpani  · Gumdi  · Jeewanpur  · Jharlang  · Jogimara  · Jyamaruk  · Kalleri  · Katunge  · Kebalpur  · Khalte  · Khari  · Kiranchok  · Kumpur  · Lapa  · Mahadevsthan  · Maidi  · Marpak  · Mulpani  · Murali Bhanjyang  · Nalang  · Naubise  · Nilkantha Municipality  · Phulkharka  · Pida  · Ree Gaun  · Salang  · Salyankot  · Salyantar  · Sangkosh  · Satyadevi  · Semjong  · Sirtung  · Sunaula Bazar  · Tasarpu  · Thakre  · Tipling  · Tripureswor Khahare

There  ar some  impact  in 31 districts of  over 75 districts of Nepal


The worst impact area:Gorkha District, Dhading District (total damage)

Kathmandun länsipuolella sijaitsevissa Gorkhan ja Dhadingin lääneissä on alueita, joissa kylät ovat tuhoutuneet kokonaan. Näille alueille tarvitaan telttojen ja huopien lisäksi ruokatarvikkeita kuten ruokaöljyä, riisiä, suolaa.


Assyrians of all denominations, and other religious minorities in Iraq, have endured extensive persecution since 2003, including the abductions and murders of their religious leaders, threats of violence or death if they do not abandon their homes and businesses, and the bombing or destruction of their churches and other places of worship.

All this has occurred as anti-Christian emotions rise within Iraq after the American invasion and the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 and the rise of militant Jihadists and religious militias.[30]

Father Ragheed Aziz Ganni,

the pastor of the Chaldean Church of the Holy Spirit in Mosul who graduated from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum in Rome in 2003 with a licentiate in ecumenical theology, was killed on 3 June 2007 in Mosul alongside the subdeacons Basman Yousef Daud, Wahid Hanna Isho, and Gassan Isam Bidawed, after he celebrated mass.

Chaldean Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho and three companions

were abducted on 29 February 2008, in Mosul, and murdered a few days later.


April 29, 2015


Erbil, known as Hewlêr (Kurdish: ھەولێر Hewlêr; Arabic: أربيل Arbīl ), is the largest city and capital of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. It is located 88 kilometres (55 miles) east of Mosul and has a permanent population of approximately 1.5 million as of 2013.

Urban life at Erbil (Hewlêr) can be dated back to at least 6000 BC, and it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. At the heart of the city is the ancient Citadel of Arbil. In the early part of the 3rd millennium BC, the Hurrians from Asia Minor were the first to establish Urbilum and expand their rule to parts of northern Mesopotamia. The city became an integral part of Assyria from the 25th century BC to the 7th century BC, but after it lost its independence at the end of the 7th century BC, both Assyria and the city of Erbil were under the rule of many regional powers in turn, including the Babylonians, the Medes, the Persians and Greeks. Following the Arab Islamic conquest of Mesopotamia, the Arabs dissolved Assyria (then known as Assuristan/Athura) as a geo-political entity in the mid-7th century AD, and during medieval times the city came to be ruled by the Seljuk and Ottoman Turks.

Erbil’s archaeological museum houses a large collection of pre-Islamic artifacts, and is a center for archaeological projects in the area.

The city officially has been appointed Arab Tourism Capital 2014 by the Arab Council of Tourism. In July 2014 Erbil Citadel appointed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

DOHUK: Displaced people

April 29, 2015


Dohuk (IraqiNews.com) UN humanitarian organizations continued to assist the people displaced in Iraq following increased violence by the armed group, a UN spokesperson said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com.

“The World Food Program (WFP) and its partners are providing food assistance for some 100,000 displaced people a day in Dohuk,” Deputy UN spokesman Farhan Haq said at a daily news briefing.

Since Aug. 4, the WFP and its partners have provided almost two million meals for displaced people in Dohuk from six field kitchens, while in the town of Zakho, 15,000 families have received ready-to-eat food rations — enough for a family of five for three days, according to the spokesperson.

Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund has pre-positioned 30 truckloads of relief supplies closer to areas where displaced people are arriving. With its partners and the local authorities, UNICEF has delivered aid to 73,000 children, women and their families.

The spokesperson added that it has also distributed 34,000 high energy biscuits for children under five and is also providing support for displaced children who have been separated from their families. /End/

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