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Gorkha Earthquake

Scientist-Volunteers Map Landslides from Nepal Quakes
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Scientist-Volunteers Map Landslides from Nepal Quakes

A multinational team is trying to map landslide hazards in Nepal before the summer monsoon adds to the region’s misery.

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Sensing How Much the Earth Moved in Nepal
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Sensing How Much the Earth Moved in Nepal

Using satellite radar sensors, scientists have been able to detect the rising and falling of the landscape in the Himalayas caused by the Gorkha earthquake.

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Landslide Dams the Tom Khola
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Landslide Dams the Tom Khola

Debris from an earthquake-induced landslide has dammed a river in Nepal.

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Landslide in Langtang Valley
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Landslide in Langtang Valley

The powerful earthquake in Nepal triggered a destructive landslide that completely buried a village.

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Power Outages Plague Nepal
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Power Outages Plague Nepal

Darkness descended on much of Nepal after a powerful earthquake rattled the country’s already stressed electrical grid.

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