Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 25th April 2015, 12:39   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
planet_rocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bong-land
Posts: 2,320
Thanked: 362 Times
Default Earthquakes hit Nepal - April & May, 2015

Severe Earthquake was felt in parts of Northern & Eastern India.

Details: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...eneral_summary

Nepal has taken the most of the hit.

Take care all. God Bless

Keep fingers crossed for all the folks in Nepal. God be with them
planet_rocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015, 14:45   #2
BHPian
 
Samba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 855
Thanked: 4,578 Times
Default re: Earthquakes hits Nepal - 25th April, 2015 & 12th May, 2015

Took this video in my home at Kolkata. Around 11-46am today morning.

Samba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015, 15:05   #3
BHPian
 
petrolhead_neel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Burdwan
Posts: 605
Thanked: 939 Times
Default re: Earthquakes hits Nepal - 25th April, 2015 & 12th May, 2015

Was at school when the earthquake took place. Everything started shaking vigorously while we rushed downstairs to the field. Must say, this was a THRILLING experience. This is the first time that I have felt an earthquake this prominently.

Nepal suffered hugely. Have a look at news channels and Google and you will come to know. India has agreed to help Nepal, as the news suggest. Not sure about this.

Take care people and wish the people who were hurt a speedy recovery.

Neel

Last edited by Aditya : 28th April 2015 at 12:33. Reason: Typo
petrolhead_neel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015, 16:36   #4
Team-BHP Support
 
Eddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 7,268
Thanked: 4,423 Times
Default re: Earthquakes hits Nepal - 25th April, 2015 & 12th May, 2015

Well, running down 9 floors twice carrying my daughter and helping not so well parents was not fun.

There have been 500+ deaths in Nepal and some in India too. Wish all the injured a speedy recovery !
Eddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015, 16:58   #5
//M
Distinguished - BHPian
 
//M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 4,140
Thanked: 8,308 Times
Default re: Earthquakes hits Nepal - 25th April, 2015 & 12th May, 2015

I have a friend who is on his way to scale the Mt.Everest with a group of mountaineers. The news is that due to the earthquake there have been avalanches near the Base Camp area and I am not able to connect with him at all. Trying to get in touch with him through multiple sources now. I hope he is safe and sound along with the other mountaineers who are there at EBC.
//M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015, 17:20   #6
Distinguished - BHPian
 
saket77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ranchi
Posts: 3,073
Thanked: 3,667 Times
Default re: Earthquakes hits Nepal - 25th April, 2015 & 12th May, 2015

Felt the tremors here at my office in Ranchi too. In fact, I was over the phone speaking to my wife and it was she who brought it to my notice. I suggested she gets under some doorway which has solid beams. After the tremors were over, all went down through the stairs.

Just for some information, I would suggest people get under beds, strong tables or at least cover their head by their arms so avoid injury from falling fixtures or concrete pieces. Leave the building when shocks are over. Never use elevators during earthquakes. Do not stand near glass panes as they shatter easily during tremors; much easily than concrete. And please please, do not spread rumors. Nobody can predict earthquakes and I heard people mentioning that one such shock is expected by 2.45 PM. Please stop spreading rumors which add to panic.


Quote:
Originally Posted by //M View Post
I have a friend who is on his way to scale the Mt.Everest with a group of mountaineers. The news is that due to the earthquake there have been avalanches near the Base Camp area and I am not able to connect with him at all. Trying to get in touch with him through multiple sources now. I hope he is safe and sound along with the other mountaineers who are there at EBC.
Read about the Avalanche. Also read that the Indian group is safe. However, I am concerned. Please let us know when you connect to your friend.

Regards,
Saket
saket77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015, 17:47   #7
BHPian
 
mukeshgoel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 734
Thanked: 368 Times
Default re: Earthquakes hits Nepal - 25th April, 2015 & 12th May, 2015

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddy View Post
Well, running down 9 floors twice carrying my daughter
Same here. Running down 6 floors carrying my daughter.
mukeshgoel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015, 17:58   #8
BHPian
 
sinharishi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Indirapuram,GZB
Posts: 344
Thanked: 461 Times
Default re: Earthquakes hits Nepal - 25th April, 2015 & 12th May, 2015

That was a shocking experience! Everything in my apartment was shaking!

I stay on the 23rd floor, don't know if it was the building swaying or the tremors or both, but was scary.

Rushed down through the stairs to the ground floor! By the time me and dad reached the assembly area, it was all over.

Prayers for all struck by the earthquake.
sinharishi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015, 19:47   #9
BHPian
 
Maky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 732
Thanked: 315 Times
Default re: Earthquakes hits Nepal - 25th April, 2015 & 12th May, 2015

Quote:
Originally Posted by //M View Post
I have a friend who is on his way to scale the Mt.Everest with a group of mountaineers. The news is that due to the earthquake there have been avalanches near the Base Camp area and I am not able to connect with him at all. Trying to get in touch with him through multiple sources now. I hope he is safe and sound along with the other mountaineers who are there at EBC.
Wow! That is very scary to hear //M.
I hope your friend and his ground are alright. Do update us on the same...
Maky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015, 21:19   #10
BHPian
 
sinharishi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Indirapuram,GZB
Posts: 344
Thanked: 461 Times
Default re: Earthquakes hits Nepal - 25th April, 2015 & 12th May, 2015

Quote:
Originally Posted by //M View Post
I hope he is safe and sound along with the other mountaineers who are there at EBC.
//M, have you tried twitter? There are a couple of people who are updating the current situation at the Everest base camp via twitter.

Here is the latest update on twitter from the Everest base camp :

Name:  Untitled.jpg
Views: 7398
Size:  69.8 KB
sinharishi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015, 21:40   #11
BHPian
 
BoneCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: MFP
Posts: 898
Thanked: 1,259 Times
Default

I stay at Muzaffarpur which is about 176KMS as the crow flies from Kathmandu in South direction. The first tremors(7.9) were felt at about 11:44am when I was at my workplace which is on ground floor. The tremors were severe and it was difficult to stand straight and keep balance. Then I came back home for going to clinic and thats when the 2nd one came (6.6). Since it had been raining, it was difficult to stay outside but couldn't help it. Next 2 snaps are screenshots from USGS site. The last tremors felt by us were at 6:15pm, although a minor one.

Name:  ForumRunner_20150425_212254.png
Views: 7187
Size:  305.5 KB



Name:  ForumRunner_20150425_212331.png
Views: 7093
Size:  139.3 KB



Name:  ForumRunner_20150425_212348.png
Views: 7048
Size:  134.9 KB


This snap is of a shop near our home.
Name:  FB_IMG_1429963405647.jpg
Views: 7146
Size:  39.8 KB


There have been reports of damages from my city also but that can be confirmed tomorrow morning only. Rumors are going on regarding more aftershocks with reports claiming to be from government.
We are on alert with emergency backup plan.

A tweet by someone in Norway mentioned the surface waves reaching there 45 minutes after first one.

Name:  ForumRunner_20150425_213721.png
Views: 7212
Size:  39.0 KB


Will update tomorrow with more news.


A huge round of applause for our government, the Armed forces and the NDRF. We are seeing real time action and ground work going on. Last heard, a C-130J is already reaching Delhi with 55 people evacuated from Nepal and another 250 will be brought back in night.

Last edited by FlyingSpur : 25th April 2015 at 23:09. Reason: CJ130 = C-130J
BoneCollector is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015, 21:47   #12
//M
Distinguished - BHPian
 
//M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 4,140
Thanked: 8,308 Times
Default re: Earthquakes hits Nepal - 25th April, 2015 & 12th May, 2015

Quote:
Originally Posted by //M View Post
I have a friend who is on his way to scale the Mt.Everest with a group of mountaineers. The news is that due to the earthquake there have been avalanches near the Base Camp area and I am not able to connect with him at all. Trying to get in touch with him through multiple sources now. I hope he is safe and sound along with the other mountaineers who are there at EBC.
One of his well-wisher was able to connect with him. Thankfully he and his team are all safe. However the call lasted only for some 10-15 seconds, so could not get much details. His phone is again out of reach now.

I will update about the situation once I get to know some more details.
//M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015, 22:41   #13
BHPian
 
Engine_Roars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Pune
Posts: 185
Thanked: 363 Times
Default

http://google.org/personfinder/2015-nepal-earthquake

Google person finder to help locate people in Nepal.
Engine_Roars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th April 2015, 14:12   #14
BHPian
 
Samba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 855
Thanked: 4,578 Times
Default re: Earthquakes hits Nepal - 25th April, 2015 & 12th May, 2015

Felt yet another tremor at Kolkata around 12-45pm. People in my locality are scared and many came out of their respective flats/ houses.

Last edited by GTO : 27th April 2015 at 12:15. Reason: Typo
Samba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th April 2015, 15:58   #15
BHPian
 
BoneCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: MFP
Posts: 898
Thanked: 1,259 Times
Default

Update from here- Fresh tremors felt in Bihar and UP along Nepal border at around 12:40pm with intensity of 6.7 on Richter scale.
Yesterday's quake intensity at my place was 6.4 .
Attached Images
 
BoneCollector is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4th Royal Enfield Tour of Nepal to be flagged off on April 26 Aditya Motorbikes 0 27th March 2015 15:11
Earthquakes and the Jap Car Makers Warwithwheels The International Automotive Scene 22 12th April 2012 00:14
Off road Trip to Lakes of Leh Ladakh in April May, 2010 HarvinderSekhon 4x4 Excursions 52 29th June 2010 22:04
BMW 5 Series (F10) India launch in April / May S350L-E240 The Indian Car Scene 38 1st May 2010 12:09
Car prices may go up from 1/April/2010 bnzjon The Indian Car Scene 32 11th March 2010 17:52


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:21.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks