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  • *Nepal's health system creaking under pressure. KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 27- Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. A senior interior ministry official said it...

  • OTA, Japan, April 27- For Naren Mahat, a 27- year-old Nepali living in Japan, there was a long and painful wait on Saturday between news of a devastating earthquake and, finally, word from family members cut off by bad phone lines and repeated aftershocks. Thousands of others work in other Asian countries including Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, where they are...

  • Nepal earthquake latest Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 9:09 AM ET
    Nepal earthquake latest

    The latest details on the aftermath of the deadly earthquake that devastated the capital city of Nepal, with NBC's Miguel Almaguer.

  • Slow clean-up, aid stirs anger in quake-hit Nepal Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 8:58 AM ET

    KATHMANDU, April 27- As Nepalis prepared to spend a third night in the open after Saturday's earthquake, anger began to emerge at the slow pace of recovery, with government officials in disarray and aid workers struggling to move supplies out of Kathmandu's overrun airport. Sarga Dhaoubadel, a student living outside Kathmandu, said her family was sheltering in a...

  • *Nepal's health system creaking under pressure. KATHMANDU, Nepal, April 27- Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. A senior interior ministry official said it...

  • Rescuers struggle to reach Nepal's rural villages Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    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,...

  • 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.