The massive earthquake that rocked southern Mexico shortly before midnight two weeks ago damaged or destroyed thousands of buildings and killed scores of people in the Zapotec city of Juchitán de Zaragoza. The magnitude 8.1 or 8.2 quake was located about 150 miles southeast of the city in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, off the coast […]

The earthquake that devastated the Dzongu Lepcha Reserve in Sikkim on September 18th continues to produce its aftershocks—both in the local mountains and in the attitudes of the Lepcha people. A news story last week in The Hindu, a major daily in India, reported that another minor aftershock had just hit the same region. The […]

Over the past week, several news stories from India have focused on the consequences, and possible causes, of the earthquake that devastated the Dzongu Lepcha Reserve and nearby mountain valleys of Sikkim on September 18th. One story described the damage to the historic Tholung monastery, remotely situated a long hike from the nearest road, up […]