Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsEarthquakes Nepal
IN THE NEWS

Earthquakes Nepal

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
August 27, 1988 | Associated Press
An earthquake that devastated parts of Nepal and India earlier this week has killed more than 980 people, officials from the two countries said Friday. The new death toll was reported as mourners paraded through the streets of this ancient city, calling for revenge after a former legislator was beaten to death by political rivals while he was distributing relief supplies to quake victims. "Hang the murderers!"
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
October 20, 1991 | Associated Press
A powerful earthquake centered in the Himalayan foothills rocked the Nepalese-Indian border area today, and shook this capital city 250 miles away. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake, with a magnitude of at least 6.1, was felt in New Delhi at 2:53 a.m. (2:23 p.m. PDT Saturday). The largest town near the quake's center was Almora, about 30 miles west of Nepal and 175 miles north of New Delhi in a rugged, mountainous region of scattered towns and villages.
Advertisement
NEWS
August 25, 1988
The death toll from the Himalayan earthquake topped 750 as rescue workers hampered by monsoon rains, aftershocks and washed-out roads reached remote areas of Nepal and found more bodies. Rescue workers demolished 50 homes in Dharan, the worst-hit area of Nepal, that were severely damaged by the temblor, police inspector G. Adhikari said.
NEWS
September 24, 1988 | Associated Press
The major earthquake that hit Nepal on Aug. 21 killed 721 people and left 460,000 homeless, Prime Minister Marich Man Singh Shrestha said Friday. The earthquake, measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale, also injured 12,244 and caused about $200 million in damage, he said.
NEWS
May 31, 1988 | Associated Press
An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale rocked Katmandu Valley early Monday. No damage or injuries were reported.
NEWS
August 21, 1988
More than 100 people were killed and thousands were injured in India and Nepal when a strong earthquake shook the Himalayan mountains, the Press Trust of India reported. The news agency said 100 people were killed in India's Bihar state, with 1,000 more injured. It said about 800 people had been admitted to hospitals in the city of Darbhanga. Damage was also reported heavy in Darbhanga.
NEWS
October 20, 1991 | Associated Press
A powerful earthquake centered in the Himalayan foothills rocked the Nepalese-Indian border area today, and shook this capital city 250 miles away. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake, with a magnitude of at least 6.1, was felt in New Delhi at 2:53 a.m. (2:23 p.m. PDT Saturday). The largest town near the quake's center was Almora, about 30 miles west of Nepal and 175 miles north of New Delhi in a rugged, mountainous region of scattered towns and villages.
NEWS
August 24, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
"I stopped in Dhankuta this morning and spoke to a man whose house had collapsed in a jumble of bricks," a British aid official said Tuesday. "He just smiled and said, 'Well, I'll just have to start over again.' " Three days after a major earthquake devastated towns and villages in eastern Nepal and India, the cleanup was under way, brick by brick.
NEWS
August 22, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rumbled through the Himalayan mountains of Nepal and eastern India before dawn Sunday rose to at least 400, officials and news reports said. Thousands of Indians and Nepalese rushed into the streets as the temblor rocked a 1,000-mile belt along the India-Nepal border for about 45 seconds. More than 3,000 people were injured in the quake, which seismologists called the deadliest to strike the Himalayan region since 1950.
NEWS
August 23, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Rescue and relief efforts intensified in both Nepal and India on Monday as the official death toll climbed past 650 in the strongest earthquake to hit the Himalayas in more than half a century. Narajam Thapa, Nepal's home minister, said at a news conference Monday that at least 450 people have been killed in this mountainous kingdom, while Indian radio placed the toll at 200 dead in eastern Bihar state alone.
NEWS
August 27, 1988 | Associated Press
An earthquake that devastated parts of Nepal and India earlier this week has killed more than 980 people, officials from the two countries said Friday. The new death toll was reported as mourners paraded through the streets of this ancient city, calling for revenge after a former legislator was beaten to death by political rivals while he was distributing relief supplies to quake victims. "Hang the murderers!"
NEWS
August 25, 1988
The death toll from the Himalayan earthquake topped 750 as rescue workers hampered by monsoon rains, aftershocks and washed-out roads reached remote areas of Nepal and found more bodies. Rescue workers demolished 50 homes in Dharan, the worst-hit area of Nepal, that were severely damaged by the temblor, police inspector G. Adhikari said.
NEWS
August 24, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
"I stopped in Dhankuta this morning and spoke to a man whose house had collapsed in a jumble of bricks," a British aid official said Tuesday. "He just smiled and said, 'Well, I'll just have to start over again.' " Three days after a major earthquake devastated towns and villages in eastern Nepal and India, the cleanup was under way, brick by brick.
NEWS
August 23, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Rescue and relief efforts intensified in both Nepal and India on Monday as the official death toll climbed past 650 in the strongest earthquake to hit the Himalayas in more than half a century. Narajam Thapa, Nepal's home minister, said at a news conference Monday that at least 450 people have been killed in this mountainous kingdom, while Indian radio placed the toll at 200 dead in eastern Bihar state alone.
NEWS
August 22, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rumbled through the Himalayan mountains of Nepal and eastern India before dawn Sunday rose to at least 400, officials and news reports said. Thousands of Indians and Nepalese rushed into the streets as the temblor rocked a 1,000-mile belt along the India-Nepal border for about 45 seconds. More than 3,000 people were injured in the quake, which seismologists called the deadliest to strike the Himalayan region since 1950.
NEWS
August 21, 1988
More than 100 people were killed and thousands were injured in India and Nepal when a strong earthquake shook the Himalayan mountains, the Press Trust of India reported. The news agency said 100 people were killed in India's Bihar state, with 1,000 more injured. It said about 800 people had been admitted to hospitals in the city of Darbhanga. Damage was also reported heavy in Darbhanga.
NEWS
September 24, 1988 | Associated Press
The major earthquake that hit Nepal on Aug. 21 killed 721 people and left 460,000 homeless, Prime Minister Marich Man Singh Shrestha said Friday. The earthquake, measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale, also injured 12,244 and caused about $200 million in damage, he said.
NEWS
May 31, 1988 | Associated Press
An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale rocked Katmandu Valley early Monday. No damage or injuries were reported.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|