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Re: Massive earthquake in Nepal - tremore felt across India

Watching the BBC news these last few days it has been by far the main feature, dwarfing the General Election coverage which would normally be the dominant story and of course affects British people a lot more directly than the earthquake does.

Therefore I don't follow or understand these 'British people don't care' comments.
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Watching the BBC news these last few days it has been by far the main feature, dwarfing the General Election coverage which would normally be the dominant story and of course affects British people a lot more directly than the earthquake does.

Therefore I don't follow or understand these 'British people don't care' comments.
Pleas for donations have also featured before a lot of programmes on BBC radio and the Queen and Prince Charles have donated too.
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Re: Massive earthquake in Nepal - tremore felt across India

I have friends in Kathmandu. The live/sleep outside nearby their local monastery as many others do too. The monastery respectively the monks are providing food for them. I just watched the evening news and I'm concerned for how long they can continue like this when now water becomes a scarceness. I am very sad and I feel completely helpless.

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Re: Massive earthquake in Nepal - tremore felt across India

Can anyone recommend a secular charity for donating to Nepal? I looked into Swiss Solidarity but they work with a lot of religious charity partners and I'm not comfortable with that. I usually donate though UK organisations but of course I can't do Gift aid, so I'd like to find one based in Switzerland.
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Can anyone recommend a secular charity for donating to Nepal? I looked into Swiss Solidarity but they work with a lot of religious charity partners and I'm not comfortable with that. I usually donate though UK organisations but of course I can't do Gift aid, so I'd like to find one based in Switzerland.
The Red Cross?
http://www.ifrc.org/nepal-earthquake
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Re: Massive earthquake in Nepal - tremore felt across India

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/major...-lateststories

Another earthquake!!
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Re: Massive earthquake in Nepal - tremore felt across India

Terrible, terrible.

Unusual to have two major earthquakes so close together in the same location. An earthquake releases the stresses between tectonic plates and usually it takes at least some years for the stresses to build up again to cause another major quake.
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Re: Massive earthquake in Nepal - tremore felt across India

Apparently two tremors measuring 7.3 and 6.9, separated by 25 minutes jolted Nepal. Much of North and East India also felt the tremors. Hopefully the casuality will not be as much this time (4 reported so far). And like the last one these too were shallow earthquakes which cause more damage.
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Re: Massive earthquake in Nepal - tremore felt across India

Anybody heard about the theory that a set of earthquakes on one tectonic plate can trigger earthquakes on another?
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Anybody heard about the theory that a set of earthquakes on one tectonic plate can trigger earthquakes on another?
Since there isn't any scientific evidence to support this, I would call it a hypothesis, not a theory, and leave it at that.
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Terrible, terrible.

Unusual to have two major earthquakes so close together in the same location. An earthquake releases the stresses between tectonic plates and usually it takes at least some years for the stresses to build up again to cause another major quake.
Interestingly, the USGS had a low probability prediction for this quake. So stress can also shift to another point along the plate.



'Triggered by stress changes' http://bbc.in/1IyumjI via @BBCNews

The epicentre this time is about 80km (49 miles) east-north-east of Kathmandu, halfway to Everest. On 25 April, the big quake began 80km to the north-west of the capital. In April, we saw the fault boundary rupture eastwards for 150km (93 miles). And the immediate assessment suggests Tuesday's tremor has occurred right at the eastern edge of this failure.

In that sense, this second earthquake was almost certainly triggered by the stress changes caused by the first one. Indeed, the US Geological Survey had a forecast for an aftershock in this general area. Its modelling suggested there was 1-in-200 chance of a M7-7.8 event occurring this week.
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Re: Massive earthquake in Nepal - tremore felt across India

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Since there isn't any scientific evidence to support this, I would call it a hypothesis, not a theory, and leave it at that.
Call it a hypothesis if you wish but a large 6.8 quake has hit Japan and that is one tectonic plate over, gonna look if I can find some more info
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