Distributing Tarps and Rice
Distributing tarps and rice in Lamjung as an immediate response for #Nepalearthquake
Provide Emergency Relief
Volunteer with Yes Helping Hands in our effort to rebuild Nepal. Whether you are Nepali, foreign, blind, deaf, or disabled, we can make a difference together. Top left:- Villagers returning to their home
Nepal Earthquake 2015
Being a poor country, Nepal had to suffer much from this recent earthquake. Help us support these poor people. Your small help means a lot to them.
We need volunteers!
The team reached the epicenter. One of our very kind volunteers, Peter distributing rice, beaten rice and medicine supplies to Barpark, Gorkha.
Nepal Pashmina and Cashmere Handicrafts
We are a non-profit organization that began four years ago with a mission to empower blind, deaf, and paraplegic persons, providing them with the tools, training, and support necessary to become independent through weaving handicrafts.
A happy face
We have sent support/relief to 101 different places in Nepal. We are very happy that our small effort has brought smiles in peoples faces. Please help us to continue our efforts until and unless these people are relocated.
It's very difficult to provide support/relief materials to villages that are out of reach of roads. Our truck ready to provide relief to Sindhupalchowk
Analyzing earthquake effected areas for relief.
Yeshelpinghands.org team going on foot to the most affected rural areas of Lalitpur, Nepal. First we need to prioritize areas based on the damage caused by the earthquake and send relief and support to those who really need it.
Sindhupalchowk, One of the most affected areas.
Our team of dedicated and organised people went to Sindhupalchowk themselves and distributed packages each costing around $34. That small amount you donated could buy 13kgs of Rice, 2kgs of beaten rice, salt, handwash, and small first aid kit, that could feed them for a week.
Nepal Emergency Relief
Help send emergency relief packages containing rice, dal, beaten rice, soya, noodles, medicine, sleeping mat, blanket, and tent to families in Nepal. Volunteers and donations needed.
Nepal's Tectonic Summary (USGS analysis)
The April 25, 2015 M 7.8 Nepal earthquake occurred as the result of thrust faulting on or near the main thrust interface between the subducting India plate and the overriding Eurasia plate to the north. At the location of this earthquake, approximately 80 km to the northwest of the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, the India plate is converging with Eurasia at a rate of 45 mm/yr towards the north-northeast – a fraction of which (~18 mm/yr) is driving the uplift of the Himalayan mountain range. The preliminary location, size and focal mechanism of the April 25 earthquake are consistent with its occurrence on the decollément associated with the Main Himalayan Thrust, which defines the subduction thrust interface between the India and Eurasia plates.
While commonly plotted as points on maps, earthquakes of this size are more appropriately described as slip over a larger fault area. Events of the size of the April 25, 2015 earthquake are typically about 100x50 km in size (length x width); early modeling of this earthquake implies dimensions of ~120x80 km, directed from the hypocenter eastwards, and towards Kathmandu. As a result, substantial seismic energy was generated by faulting very close to the city.
The boundary region of the India and Eurasia plates has a history of large and great earthquakes. Four events of M6 or larger have occurred within 250 km of the April 25, 2015 earthquake over the past century. One, a M 6.9 earthquake in August 1988, 240 km to the southeast of the April 25 event, caused close to 1500 fatalities. The largest, an M 8.0 event known as the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake, ruptured a large section of the fault to the east of this 2015 event, in a similar location to the 1988 earthquake. It severely damaged Kathmandu, and is thought to have caused around 10,600 fatalities. Prior to the 20th century, a large earthquake in 1833 is thought to have ruptured a similar area as the 2015 event.