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LATEST NEWS: Nepal Earthquake

A second 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal today. We'll be keeping you posted with the latest news & information as we receive it.

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Unsettled Earth continues to rattle Nepal(BBC News)


Tuesday's shaker in Nepal is not quite as bad as the 7.8 tremor on 25 April - which was 5.5-times as energetic - but it is a major quake nonetheless. The location is different. The epicentre this time is about 80km east-northeast of Kathmandu, halfway to Everest ...



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Scores dead as another quake hits Nepal (IRISH INDEPENDENT)


Hundreds of Nepali troops were searching for a missing U.S. Marines helicopter with eight people on board today, a day after the second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks killed scores and sent panicked residents into the street.


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Update from The Guardian's Live feed on the Nepal Quake. This was posted at 1am local time this morning:


-The US Geological Survey said the 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck 52 miles (83km) east of Kathmandu, close to Mount Everest.

-Tuesday’s quake was one-fifth as powerful as the magnitude-7.8 that struck last month.

- As many as 66 people from Nepal, India and Chinese Tibet are believed dead as a result of the tremor.

- At the last government estimate, more than 1,100 are believed to be injured. Both estimates are expected to climb as hard-hit rural villages contact officials.

- A US Marine Corps helicopter went missing near Charikot, near one of the most earthquake-stricken regions in Nepal. Six US Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were onboard, but the US military has called off the search in the dark, rugged territory.

- The quake has caused landslides, as captured in dramatic video footage. The upcoming monsoon season from June to September could bring more.

- Many families are planning to spend the night outside, in tents and some even in large concrete pipes, afraid to go inside should there be another aftershock.



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UPDATE FROM THE HQ TEAM:

Good morning. We'll be keeping you posted in the coming hours with news as we receive it.


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UPDATE FROM THE HQ TEAM:

We're signing off for now but we'll be back tomorrow morning with more updates.


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GOAL's Regional Director, Darren Hanniffy, tweeting from Nepal:







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LATEST NEWS FROM OUR TEAM ON THE GROUND:

GOAL's Regional Director Darren Hanniffy has landed on the ground in Nepal to assist with the coordination of the response.

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More eyewitness accounts are coming in, this time from the BBC World Service.






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Latest: Dozens killed as new earthquake strikes devastated Nepal (THEJOURNAL.IE)


"GOAL’s country director in Nepal, Dr Raj Singh, described the scene on the ground in Kathmandu as ‘chaotic’."




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Aid organisations describe chaotic scenes amid aftershocks, No Irish casualties reported in latest Nepal quake, says DFA. (IRISH TIMES)



“We are lucky to be alive – five minutes earlier or later and it could have been a different story. People are shocked and scared by what’s happened. The fear now is what could follow. Everyone is on high alert for aftershocks and landslides.”

All Irish people reported missing in the aftermath of last month’s 7.8 magnitude quake have been accounted for. This time, a spokesman from the Department of Foreign Affairs said no Irish casulaties have been reported as as yet.



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Nepal earthquake: Eyewitness accounts (BBC)


The BBC have released some moving eye witness accounts:

"I was operating on a lady whose foot was injured in the 25 April earthquake when all it started shaking. Instruments started to drop off the table... The patient, 23, lay under spinal anaesthetic, unable to move from her legs down. She remained calm without moving any muscle.

"She said: 'I'm thinking of my parents who survived the previous earthquake and are now living in a tent in Sindhupalchowk'. I couldn't leave my patient, so I stayed with her.



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GOAL's Raj Singh has said that apart from now assisting people who have been affected by today’s quake, the challenge for aid groups to support those who were affected by the first earthquake has become even more challenging.

"We’ve been delivering aid to extremely vulnerable families in four of the most-affected districts around Kathmandu. The latest quake will undoubtedly complicate and frustrate this work."

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The UN is reporting that many will sleep outside tonight as they fear aftershocks.








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More pictures of the aftermath of today's earthquake are coming in from the BBC:








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Dr Raj Singh, who is coordinating GOAL's response on the ground, is grateful that our colleagues are safe:

"Thankfully, all my colleagues in GOAL escaped injury and are safe, and at this point we are working as best we can to establish the level of damage, injuries and potential loss of life here in the capital and elsewhere."

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Irish aid workers caught up in second Nepal quake (UTV)



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Newly appointed UK Development Secretary Justine Greening has said that the UK will continue it's help to those affected by the quake.






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The official death toll has risen to 36, with 1117 injured.






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GOAL STATEMENT

You can read the full statement here.

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE MAY 12TH - FROM THE GROUND:

GOAL’S EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM IN NEPAL IS WORKING TO ESTABLISH THE DAMAGE, INJURIES AND POTENTIAL CASUALTIES CAUSED BY TODAY’S EARTHQUAKE, THE SECOND MAJOR EARTHQUAKE TO HIT THE COUNTRY IN TWO WEEKS.

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According to the National Emergency Operation Centre, the official death toll is now 16, with 335 injured.







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We are in contact with our staff on the ground and are happy to report that they are safe.


Dr Raj Singh, our India Country Director, is coordinating GOAL's response in Nepal. He was in Kathmandu when the second earthquake struck:

"There was a huge cacophony of noise, and people were shouting, screaming and running."

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New Nepal earthquake - What we know so far (TELEGRAPH)


-Tuesday’s quake hit at 12.35pm local time, 7.50 am BST. The epicentre was halfway between Kathmandu and Mt Everest, six miles south of the town of Bahrabise near the village of Thulo Dhading in Nepal’s central region.

-Four deaths were immediately reported in the town of Chautara, capital of Sindhupalchowk, east of Kathmandu, which had the highest death toll last month.

-There were subsequent aftershocks registering 5.6, 5.5 and 6.2 on the Richter Scale.

(TELEGRAPH)



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At least four people have been killed in a central Nepal town after a 7.4 earthquake shook the nation. It comes just weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people and damaged hundreds of thousands of buildings. (RTE)


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Shockwaves were felt across northern India and as far away as the capital New Delhi, where buildings swayed for more than a minute and people scurried into the streets. (ABC)



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The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest. (BBC)

The US Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 7.3. An earthquake on 25 April, centred in western Nepal, had a magnitude of 7.8.

The latest tremor was felt as far away as the Indian capital Delhi, as well as Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.



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Another strong earthquake hits Nepal, no reports of casualties. (REUTERS)



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Nepal: Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes near Everest. Quake comes just weeks after 8,000 people killed and hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed (IRISH TIMES)

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### BREAKING: A second 7.4 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal. We will let you know more as we find out. ###

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Hi Everyone. We're signing off from this live feed for now as it's all hands on deck for our #HitHome campaign.

Be sure to follow Goal_Global and #HitHome on Twitter to find out more.


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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: 'EVERYTHING IS DESTROYED' IRISH INDEPENDENT REPORTER JASON O’BRIEN AND PHOTOGRAPHER MARK CONDREN TRAVEL TO THE EPICENTRE OF THE QUAKE IN NEPAL

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VIDEO: GOAL EMERGENCY CO-ORDINATOR SPEAKING FROM KATHMANDU.







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MILLIONS OF LIVES ACROSS NEPAL WERE POTENTIALLY SAVED BECAUSE THE QUAKE STRUCK AT NEARLY NOON, WHEN MOST PEOPLE IN RURAL AREAS WERE WORKING IN THE FIELDS, AND BECAUSE IT WAS A WEEKEND SO SCHOOLS WERE EMPTY.
(THE GUARDIAN)




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#NEPAL - TREMORS FROM THE EARTHQUAKE IN KATHMANDU HAVE BEEN FELT AS FAR AS IN NEW DELHI, INDIA




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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: DEATH AND DEVASTATION IN BHAKTAPUR (CHANNEL 4 NEWS)








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"IT LOOKED COMPLETELY APOCALYPTIC." BBC WORLD SERVICE INTERVIEW









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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE IS A HUMAN TRAGEDY THAT’S STILL UNFOLDING (IRISH INDEPENDENT)




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OVERSEAS MEDICS HELP NEPAL'S QUAKE VICTIMS, RUBBLE CLEAN UP BEGINS (REUTERS)






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WHY NEPAL IS VULNERABLE TO EARTHQUAKES - TREMENDOUS FORCE BUILDS UP AS TWO LARGE TECTONIC PLATES ARE BEING FORCED UP AGAINST AND UNDER EACH OTHER (AL JAZEERA)




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#NEPAL - UK AID UPDATE







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NEPAL WARNS EARTHQUAKE DEATH TOLL COULD REACH 10,000 (RTE)


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GOAL NEPAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM UPDATE




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#NEPAL IN PICTURES





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DISEASES, CLEAN WATER, OVERCROWDING TOP AID WORKERS' CONCERNS (TIME)




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#NEPALQUAKE - 'RECOVERY STARTS TODAY'





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INTERNATIONAL AID TO NEPAL RAMPS UP (TIME)



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#NEPAL - GOAL'S DARREN HANNIFFY LIVE ON THE GROUND



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HOW TECH FIRMS ARE HELPING PEOPLE IN THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE ZONE (NPR)




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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE WAS MILLIONS OF YEARS IN THE MAKING







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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE’S ECONOMIC TOLL EXPECTED TO BE MASSIVE (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

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EXPERTS WHO MET IN KATHMANDU HAD WARNED REGION WAS UNPREPARED (THE IRISH TIMES)



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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: WHAT THE THOUSANDS OF VICTIMS SHARE IS THAT THEY ARE POOR (THE GUARDIAN)




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DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE (BBC)






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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: DEATH TOLL ‘COULD REACH 10,000’ (IRISH TIMES)



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#NEPAL - GOAL'S DARREN HANNIFFY LIVE ON THE GROUND








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UPDATE FROM THE GOAL TEAM:

GOAL's Darren Hanniffy and Jonathan Edgar have landed safely in Kathmandu. We'll let you know when we know more.



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#NEPALQUAKE: THE STAGES INVOLVED IN THE SEARCH AND RESCUE OF PEOPLE BURIED BY COLLAPSED BUILDINGS








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SATURDAY'S CATASTROPHIC EARTHQUAKE COULD COST NEPAL $5 BILLION. (CNN)



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RADIO: GOAL's DARREN HANNIFFY SPEAKS WITH LBC ON THE NEPAL QUAKE

GOAL's Darren Hannify speaks with LBC on the Nepal Earthquake response.







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UPDATE FROM THE GOAL TEAM:

Hi Folks. We've created this page to keep you updated with the latest news as we're hearing it. As you can imagine, things are pretty busy here but we'll do our best to keep you posted on news updates, as well as updates from our team as we receive them.



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AFTERSHOCKS HAMPER RESCUERS WHO MOVE RUBBLE WITH BARE HANDS, AMID A LACK OF INFORMATION ON REGIONS AFFECTED AND GROWING ANGER AT AUTHORITIES. (THE GUARDIAN)




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THE RED CROSS WANTS THESE IRISH PEOPLE IN NEPAL TO MAKE CONTACT WITH HOME. (THEJOURNAL.IE)





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DRONE FOOTAGE:

SKY NEWS has released footage collected by a drone that shows the extent of the devastation:







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IRISH CHARITY GOAL HAS DISPATCHED AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM TO NEPAL TO ASSIST IN RELIEF EFFORTS THERE.(IRISH INDEPENDENT)



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