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Jim Young

Magnitude 7.8 Quake in Nepal!

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My thoughts and prayers to all of those people killed or injured in the recent 7.8 earthquake in India.  Having gone though a major earthquake here in the Washington, DC area in 2013 (only 4.9 magnitude), I understand the horrors the citizens of India must have gone through.  It is a terrifying event no matter what the magnitude of the quake.  I heard that many might even have died in avalanches on Mount Everest.  I hope our AVSIM members from the affected areas in India are all safe and sound.

 

Best wishes,

 

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Jim, it is Nepal, unless overnight there was a simulated air raid and a virtual coup took place and Nepal became an add-on to India!

 

Take Care

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Thanks Martin.  I actually do not know what I was thinking.  Age is starting to catch up...

 

Best regards,

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Good kind thoughts, Jim, and you are partly right, as there have been building collapses due to that quake in India and neighbouring Bangladesh too.

 

EDIT: BBC reporting casualties in India, Bangladesh, and Mount Everest.

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I edited the topic to show Nepal.  Apologize to all for my error!

 

Best regards,

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I was in Kathmandu about three years ago.  The people there are extremely friendly to foreigners.  I can't imagine what has happened to those beautiful ancient buildings. 

 

We flew from there to Lukla.  Talk about a spectacular flight!  And, Mt. Everest is a site to behold.

 

Here is a link to a few pics that I took along the way:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/x01f7rtmcvoit2l/AADWrVOY48kiP3UtAOFZUr9ea

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Only one picture may be seen from that link, but the mountain shot is spectacular!

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I have a good friend that works in a orphanage in Nepal and she has reported in safe as well as everyone she works with and the kids. She is from New Zealand so not phased by it so she is in a good place to continue to help people.

 

 

 

'Life exists on the planet earth by geological consent. Subject to change without notice.' 

 

Couldn't be more true then that and I respect that very much.....Where I live we had a 5.2 then a 6.2 within two days of each other this week so earthquakes are business as usual. I moved to New Zealand from Canada and will take earthquakes over the snow any day. Reality is snow kills more people then earthquakes kill people,This is because an earthquake event does have high casualties but are a one in a 100 year event. Snow kills people consistently every year and more people over time.  Even if the snow never kills you it is something that sucks to deal with anyways so I would much rather deal with earthquakes then snow.  You do get used to earthquakes but you never get used to the snow. This is just the way I see it,

 

Also call me crazy but whenever their is an earthquake I never duck down and cover, I prefer to take a surfers stance and ride the biggest wave that mother nature can produce, you can really appreciate the power of mother nature and the earth is just doing with it is supposed to do. 

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Hmmm, I just went to the link and I can scroll through all 14 shots.

 

First time I have used Dropbox this way.  It looks like all photos are shared.  Maybe someone else can confirm.

 

BTW, that is Mount Everest, if you didn't recognize it.


Okay, edited the link so that it points to the whole album.

 

Give that a try and let me know if you can see all 14 photos.

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I can scroll through all 14 shots.

I have just viewed 12 shots. Nice sunset pix. Next place on my bucket list.

 

The BBC is reporting that some buildings of historical note have been destroyed, notably its landmark, Dharahara Tower, plus some temples too.

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I was there a few years ago, and the people there have enough to contend with without an earthquake on top of it. Beautiful country, great people.

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Give that a try and let me know if you can see all 14 photos.

I saw all of 'em this time. Nice pictures and some lovely memories I'm sure. Unfortunately I'm now to old and too poor to do any traveling these days. :blush:

 

I was fortunate enough as a young man to travel around the world six times on the U.S. Government's dime though. My late father worked as an electronics engineer for the FAA and was on "Contract Loan" to USAID for many years, so the family got "Home Leave" at government expense every two years... :Big Grin:

 

Here is a photo of a photo hanging on my wall, showing me when I was a 'tweenager' (12) while in Maderia in 1961. The other two people in the wooden sled are my late parents of course.

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Give that a try and let me know if you can see all 14 photos.

 

I use the services at the following link for posting my photos here at AVSIM - http://fsfiles.org/flightsimshotsv2/ . It's donationware and well worth it!

 

Best regards,

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Here is a photo of a photo hanging on my wall, showing me when I was a 'tweenager' (12) while in Maderia in 1961. The other two people in the wooden sled are my late parents of course.

 

Great shot

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Great shot

Thanks. Unfortunately, this photo is part of a montage my late mom made for me many years ago. I had to use my Nokia Lumina smart stupid phone to take a picture of it. My last attempt to take the montage apart nearly destroyed it.

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Try taking the shot of that b&w pic without the flash on your smartphone, Fr. Bill. it'll stop that white flash reflection in the middle. Just increase the exposure value for a non-flash shot.

 

Pics like this are what memories are made of. Wish I'd kept mine.

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Try taking the shot of that b&w pic without the flash on your smartphone, Fr. Bill. it'll stop that white flash reflection in the middle.

That's why I drew the line through "smart". Even though I turn the flash off, it still goes off randomly as I try to hold the phone steady and allow it to focus on the picture. I'll try again using my real camera on the tripod! :LMAO:

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Make sure you select a macro setting when doing a close-up. My Samsung smartphone has the ability to switch-of the flash, which is abysmal anyway.

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Hearing that that earthquake in Nepal was a mere 15kms under the earth's surface. Avalanches set off on Mt Everest also claimed lives as well as casualties a 1000 miles away.

 

Source: US Geological Survey

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