21 May 2015

US Military Rescuers End Operations After Nepal Earthquake

“The 300 U.S. Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel involved in rescue operations in Nepal since a major earthquake struck last month concluded their work Wednesday, officials said.” Source: US Military Rescuers End Operations After Nepal Earthquake | Military.com

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12 May 2015

Another Nepal earthquake, magnitude 7.3, strikes near Everest

“A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest, two weeks after more than 8,000 died in a devastating quake.” Source: Nepal earthquake, magnitude 7.3, strikes near Everest – BBC News

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08 May 2015

Typhoon Noul is gathering strength as it threatens the Philippines

“Typhoon Noul is churning the waters of the West Pacific as it gathers strength, on course to potentially make landfall in Luzon, the most populated island of the Philippines, this weekend. The storm is the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane as of Friday at 3 p.m. ET, and is

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08 May 2015

NASA Technology Located Four Trapped Earthquake Victims in Nepal, by Detecting Their Heartbeats

“A technology developed by NASA and the US Department of Homeland Security designed to save people trapped by debris in natural disasters has been used in the field for the first time.” Source: NASA Technology Located Four Trapped Earthquake Victims in Nepal, by Detecting Their Heartbeats – Nextgov.com

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04 May 2015

142 U.S. troops involved with Nepal earthquake relief

“There are 142 U.S. service members currently involved in earthquake relief efforts in Nepal, according to U.S. Pacific Command.” Source: 142 U.S. troops involved with Nepal earthquake relief

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03 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Surpasses 7,000

“The official death toll from the earthquake that ravaged Nepal a week ago climbed past 7,000 on Sunday, as search-and-rescue teams reached further into remote parts of the Himalayan country.” Source: Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Surpasses 7,000 – WSJ

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29 Apr 2015

Afghan Official: At Least 52 Dead in Landslide

“A massive landslide in a remote province in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least 52 people Tuesday, a provincial official said. The stricken area, in Badakhshan province, is cut off from the rest of the country, covered in snow and accessible only from the air, significantly hampering rescue efforts, said Shah

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29 Apr 2015

Nepal earthquake: Relief starts reaching remote villages

“Aid has begun to reach remote regions near the epicentre of Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal. As relief efforts continue in the Kathmandu Valley, the UN says the response is broadening to include areas such as Dhading and Gorkha. The 7.8-magnitude quake killed more than 5,000 people. Many survivors are

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28 Apr 2015

US Special Forces helping rescue Nepal earthquake survivors

“Twenty-six members of Army Special Forces are helping Nepal’s military find and help survivors from a devastating earthquake April 25 and the following aftershocks, said Marine Lt. Col. Jeffrey Pool, a Defense Department spokesman.” Source: Special Forces helping rescue Nepal earthquake survivors

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27 Apr 2015

Villages Near Nepal Earthquake’s Epicenter Are Desperate as Death Toll Tops 3,800

“Residents of remote mountain villages at the epicenter of Nepal’s powerful earthquake said on Monday that they were running out of food, and that two days after the quake they had seen no sign of outside assistance. ‘We have no shelter, no food and all the bodies are scattered around,’

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