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  • Rescuers struggle to reach Nepal's rural villages

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on the aftermath of an earthquake that struck Nepal, killing more than 3,700 people, as families move outside to keep away from buildings, and additional avalanches are triggered on Sunday.

  • Mount Everest avalanche photos   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:10 AM ET
    Mount Everest avalanche photos

    Pictures provided by a survivor of the avalanche that occurred on Mount Everest on Saturday.

  • Nepal earthquake kills more than 3,200 people   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Nepal earthquake kills more than 3,200 people

    NBC's Ian Williams has the latest details on the aftermath of the deadly earthquake that devastated the capital city of Nepal, as rescuers struggle to reach rural villages.

  • KATHMANDU, April 27- Mountain rescue teams, helped by clear weather, used helicopters to airlift climbers stranded for two days at high altitude on Mount Everest after a powerful earthquake triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people. Carsten Lillelund Pedersen, a climber from Denmark, posted a video on Facebook showing a helicopter landing to...

  • KATHMANDU, April 27- Mountain rescue teams, helped by clear weather, used helicopters to airlift climbers stranded for two days at high altitude on Mount Everest after a powerful earthquake triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people. Romanian climber Alex Gavan said on Twitter that three helicopters had reached camps 1 and 2, which are at altitudes...

  • *Nepal's health system creaking under pressure. KATHMANDU, April 27- Hundreds of Nepalis were fleeing the capital Kathmandu for the plains on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks following a massive earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people and faced with shortages of food and water. "We are escaping," said Krishna Muktari, who runs a...

  • Quake overwhelms Nepal's weak healthcare system Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    KATHMANDU, April 26- A massive earthquake in Nepal has exposed the woeful state of its medical facilities as hospitals struggle to treat vast numbers of injured with limited supplies and staff. The situation is worsening a humanitarian crisis triggered by Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years. So far many of the seriously injured in Kathmandu were being...

  • *Fatalities in India, China and Bangladesh. KATHMANDU, April 26- Overwhelmed doctors moved hundreds of patients onto the streets of Nepal's capital on Sunday when aftershocks rattled hospitals and buildings already damaged by an earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley. Outside the National Trauma Centre in Kathmandu,...

  • Nepal earthquake death toll climbing Saturday, 25 Apr 2015 | 9:27 AM ET
    Emergency rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher after Dharara tower collapsed on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    An earthquake with estimated magnitude of 7.9 shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, killing many and triggering an Everest avalanche.

  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 18- Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil Corp and the Dutch government ignored the danger of earthquakes caused by gas extraction at the massive Groningen gas field for decades, the Dutch Safety Board said on Wednesday. The board's year-long inquiry concluded that the Economy Ministry, State Supervision of Mines and NAM, the Shell-Exxon Mobil joint...

  • Magnitude 6.9 quake strikes Northern Japan Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 8:36 PM ET

    A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Northern Japan early Tuesday, with reports emerging that a small tsunami struck the coast without causing damage.

  • Moderate quake hits Kansas   Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 5:03 PM ET
    Moderate quake hits Kansas

    An area south of Wichita, Kansas was hit with a registered 4.8 magnitude earthquake, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • Expect the unexpected: More 9.0 megaquakes coming Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    A catamaran sightseeing boat, sits atop a two-story Japanese inn on April 3, 2011 in Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

    Researchers say that most of the Pacific's earthquake zones are capable of generating shocks at least as strong as magnitude 9, NBC News reports.

  • Napa earthquake impact on wine   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:49 PM ET
    Napa earthquake impact on wine

    Jessica Altieri, Wine Channel, discusses the impact Napa, California's earthquake will have on both consumers and winemakers.

  • Cleaning up after Napa quake   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    Cleaning up after Napa quake

    The impact of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake on Napa, California's small businesses, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • 90% of Calif. residents lack earthquake coverage Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    Napa County firefighters spray foam on hot spots from a fire at a mobile home park after an earthquake on Aug. 24, 2014 in Napa, Calif.

    The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck California on Sunday could cause more $1 billion in losses and the majority of residents will be on their own.

  • Sunday's Napa quake fallout   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:24 PM ET
    Sunday's Napa quake fallout

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the damages and economic impact from Sunday's earthquake in California.

  • The ShakeAlert system   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    The ShakeAlert system

    John Vidale, University of Washington director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, provides insight to the wide range of applications for the ShakeAlert system, and the cost to build the system.

  • The cost of the Napa quake   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:20 PM ET
    The cost of the Napa quake

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the USGS is tagging the Napa earthquake with a "red alert," which suggests losses ranging from a half a billion to one billion dollars.

  • Emergency services company helps post-quake   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    Emergency services company helps post-quake

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on what it takes to get businesses back up and running after an earthquake.