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Sikkim Earthquake – Continuing Social Media Coverage and Resources from Disaster Social Network

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Author: IEM’s Disaster Social Network (DSN), IEM

The Disaster Social Network is continuing to monitor social media traffic pertaining to the September18th earthquake centered near Sikkim, India. We’ve identified some additional relevant resources of firsthand accounts, current satellite imagery of resulting landslides, and explanations of seismic activity in the area.

Twitter!/Kuldipnar – Kuldip Nar is working on recovery efforts in Sikkim!/search?q=%23sikkim
 - continuing updates!/Geoblogfeed
– global geological information

A first look at NASA satellite imagery of landslides from the Sikkim earthquake:

Few more photos:

Related Articles:

Himalayan /Sikkim Earthquake Blog:
Himalayan / Sikkim Earthquake Situation Report:
“Understanding the 6.9 Sikkim earthquake”
“Why do India, Himalayan region get so many earthquakes?“

Disaster Social Network – 9/18 India Nepal Earthquake in Sikkim, India

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Author: IEM’s Disaster Social Network (DSN)

On September 18th, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook the northern Indian state of Sikkim. The quake epicenter was near the border of the two nations of India and Nepal. The death toll in India, Nepal and Tibet is estimated at over 100 dead (as of September 22). The quake caused landslides that blocked roads and access to areas in greatest need of assistance. Many were without electricity, food, and communication for days.

First-hand accounts of disaster and recovery are provided through the links below. IEM is monitoring social media sites for the most current and relevant information available. These links provide the most up-to-date information.

Photo galleries:

Videos: (From Nepal)

Twitter Hashtags:

#sikkim – location of earthquake
#delhi #nepal #earthquake – surrounding areas also affected by earthquake

Twitter Accounts:!/RtrsIN_TopNews!/Kuldipnar!/Smita_Sharma!/pdpsingh!/timesofindia!/wsjindia!/kapoorkkunal!/thesikkimtimes

Facebook Resources:!/pages/Sikkim/84417140339

Earthquake Stories/Data

“Landslides Block Sikkim Quake Relief”
“Earthquake 18/09 Nepal / Sikkim Himalaya – Update September 26 – at least 107 people killed”
“Quakes unlikely in Sikkim for next few years, says expert”
“What They Said: Sikkim Earthquake”
“Strong Earthquake in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh (Video)“