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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattles Nepal — Epicenter near Ramche, Sindhupalchowk

Update 5:50 am According to the Nepal Seismological Center, the earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred today at 05:19 am with epicenter in Ramche, Sindhupalchowk. This is an aftershock of 2015 Gorkha earthquake . No preliminary damage or injures have been reported. Update 5:45 am According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred 11 km SW of Kodari. Update 5:40 am EMSC has upgraded the magnitude to 5.5. The earthquake occurred at  depth of 10 km. Update 5:30 am The preliminary data shows epicenter to be around magnitude 4.8 with epicenter near Kodari in Nepal-China border. We are still waiting for Nepal Seismological Center for official data. We expect the magnitude to increase. Main Post September 16, 2020: An earthquake has been felt across Nepal. The tremor was well felt in Kathmandu Valley. If you felt this earthquake, please share your experiences in the comment section below. Recommended Post: Will earthquake come again in Nepal? Any Chances

M3.1 Freehold earthquake felt by northern half of New Jersey

September 9, 2020: A magnitude 3.1 earthquake have been felt by the northern half of New Jersey early Wednesday morning. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 kilometers about 1.5 miles outside of the town of Freehold. The tremor was felt across northern New Jersey and into parts of New York and Pennsylvania as well.

NEPAL: Eleven killed, 20 missing in landslides in Sindhupalchowk

September 13, 2020:  At least eleven people died and 20 remain missing in two separate landslides at three settlements in Barhabise Municipality of Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal. Bodies of seven women and four men have been recovered from the landslides area. Nepal Army, Armed Police Force, Nepal Police and local people have been involved in search operations.

Recent flooding in Sudan kills 93

September 2, 2020: At least 93 people have been killed while more than 380,000 people have been affected by severe floods in Sudan. North Darfur has been worst hit with 90,505 people affected by the flood. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), more than 37,000 homes have been destroyed.

Major flooding in Madhya Pradesh, India kills 24

September 3, 2020: At least 24 people have been killed and 11,000 people have been displaced after heavy rains causing flooding in Madhya Pradesh, India. Heavy rainfall caused the Narmada River at Hoshangabad to rise around 2 m above the danger mark. According to the India’s Disaster Management Division, recent flooding has affected 33.000 people across 1,906 villages and 28 districts of the state. A total of 11 197 homes have also been damaged.

Hurricane Laura kills 71, causes damage of 8.9 billion USD

September 5, 2020: Hurricane Laura, the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in the U.S. state of Louisiana, claimed lives of 71 people and caused damage of around $8.9 billion. Hurricane Laura made landfall in southwest Louisiana at 1 a.m. on Aug. 27 as a Category 4 storm. Hurricane Laura killed 31 people in Haiti and four in the Dominican Republic. The storm caused the deaths of at least 36 people in the U.S.