Another quake causes panic in Nepal

Nepal Earthquake

Nepal Earthquake A Mexican rescue worker stands at the site of a building that collapsed in an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. A major earthquake has hit Nepal near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest less than three weeks after the country was devastated by a quake. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

A new earthquake killed dozens of people Tuesday and spread more fear and misery in Nepal, which is still struggling to recover from a devastating quake nearly three weeks ago that left more than 8,000 dead.

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A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter carrying six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers was reported missing while delivering disaster aid in northeastern Nepal, U.S. officials said, although there have been no indications the aircraft crashed.

Tuesday’s quake, centered midway between Kathmandu and Mount Everest, struck hardest in the foothills of the Himalayas, triggering some landslides, but it also shook the capital New Delhi badly, sending thousands of terrified people into the streets.

Donations for earthquake recovery from around the world

Disaster relief and donations came come in across the globe, including campaigns on social media. The chart below shows how various amounts raised on social media and crowdsourced platforms compare to some government donations. Facebook stands out as the most in donations via social media, with $17 million as of May 12. China’s social media users have donated more than $4.3 million via Tencent and Alibaba’s Alipay. And soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo made a personal donation of $7.8 million via Save the Children.

How donations for Nepal via social media compare

Click image to view larger. Notes on the data: all amounts converted to U.S. dollars. Government figures include money pledged by that government and does not include additional donations by citizens. Go Fund Me includes 884 campaigns on the crowdsource platform; Indiegogo has 145. The American Red Cross did not respond to a request as of publishing for how much money has been raised via their campaign with iTunes.

The earthquake measured 7.5 according to the China Earthquakes Network Center (7.3 according to the USGS) and the epicentre was 47 miles (76 kilometers) east of Kathmandu, Nepal. The closest town to the epicenter is Kodari, 11 miles (18 km) away.

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Photos: Second major earthquake strikes Nepal

Map from the USGS showing the location of Tuesday's quake. Click for an interactive version.

Map from the USGS showing the location of Tuesday’s quake. Click for an interactive version.

An official with the International Organization for Migration says at least four people were killed and a number of buildings collapsed in the isolated town of Chautara after Nepal’s latest strong earthquake.

IOM spokesman Paul Dillon says a search and rescue team has already begun searching through the wreckage of the small town following Tuesday’s magnitude-7.3 quake.

Chautara has become a hub for humanitarian aid in the wake of the massive April 25 quake, with dozens of aid workers now based there to send help deeper into the countryside.

The quake’s epicentre was close to Everest Base Camp, which was evacuated after an avalanche triggered by the April 25 quake killed 18 climbers. Mountaineers seeking to scale the world’s tallest peak have called off this year’s Everest season.

Article by Reuters with additional reporting by The Associated Press


Peggy Hellweg on the latest Nepal earthquake
For more on the this latest quake, CCTV’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Peggy Hellweg in California. She studies earthquakes for a living as a seismologist at the University of California – Berkeley and is also a physicist.

Peggy Hellweg on the latest Nepal earthquake

Peggy Hellweg on the latest Nepal earthquake

For more on the this latest quake, CCTV's Elaine Reyes spoke to Peggy Hellweg in California. She studies earthquakes for a living as a seismologist at the University of California - Berkeley and is also a physicist.


Nepal tourism badly hit in wake of recent quakes

Nepal’s Finance Minister says the earthquake could cost the country more than $10 billion. That’s half of the impoverished nation’s total economy. Tourism in particular has been badly hit. The industry was seen as the key for Nepal’s economic future. CCTV’s Tony Cheng filed this report from Kathmandu.

Nepal tourism badly hurt after earthquakes

Nepal tourism badly hurt after earthquakes

Nepal's Finance Minister says the earthquake could cost the country more than $10 billion. That's half of the impoverished nation's total economy. Tourism in particular has been badly hit. The industry was seen as the key for Nepal's economic future. CCTV's Tony Cheng filed this report from Kathmandu.


Social media being used for relief donation

Facebook recently announced its users donated more than $10 million to disaster relief in Nepal.That was in just two-days. The number topped the amount pledged by the U.S. government. This is just the latest example of how social media is making it easier for people to give to charities. CCTV’s Karina Huber filed this report.

Social media helps Nepal quake relief

Social media helps Nepal quake relief

Facebook recently announced its users donated more than $10 million to disaster relief in Nepal.That was in just two-days. The number topped the amount pledged by the U.S. government. This is just the latest example of how social media is making it easier for people to give to charities. CCTV's Karina Huber filed this report.


Bill Strathmann on social media and donations

For more on how social media is playing a bigger role in disaster relief CCTV’s Aseih Namdar As spoke to Bill Strathmann. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Network for Good.

Bill Strathmann on social media and donations in Nepal

Bill Strathmann on social media and donations in Nepal

For more on how social media is playing a bigger role in disaster relief CCTV spoke to Bill Strathmann. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Network for Good.


Experts say more quakes are possible

In Kathmandu, chaos in the streets after another major earthquake rocks Nepal.Jim Spellman filed this report.

Experts say more quakes are possible

Experts say more quakes are possible

In Kathmandu, chaos in the streets after another major earthquake rocks Nepal.Jim Spellman filed this report.


Expert says earthquake in Nepal was predictable 

Today’s earthquake in Nepal was in some ways predictable, coming just over two weeks after an even larger quake in that country. So says a geographer with a background in geology who survived the May 25th event while at Mount Everest. CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy filed this story.

Expert says earthquake in Nepal was predictable

Expert says earthquake in Nepal was predictable

Today's earthquake in Nepal was in some ways predictable, coming just over two weeks after an even larger quake in that country. So says a geographer with a background in geology who survived the May 25th event while at Mount Everest. CCTV's Hendrik Sybrandy filed this story.