SaveTheHills(STH) is a group of concerned citizens who are raising awareness about landslides in Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya.
Many landslides are the direct or indirect result of human interference and preventable if sufficient care is taken.
As such, unless we begin a comprehensive and sustained program towards landslide management, prevention and mitigation, the consequences of ignoring years of human callousness will, in the future be devastating.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Remembering the 18Sep2011, 6.8R Earthquake in this region.
A strong earthquake
of magnitude M: 6.8 shook Sikkim and Darjeeling areas of India and adjoining
Nepal at 18.11 hours IST on 18Sept 2011 with its epicentre near the
Sikkim-Nepal border, about 68 km northwest of Gangtok.
Placed above are some images of the region after the earthquake. You can read on the quake here (1, 2, 3) Photo credit for Sikkim images: Tseten Lepcha Praful Rao, Kalimpong, Darjeeling district