Resources for journalists reporting on the earthquake in Nepal

April 25, 2015
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A man walks past damage caused by an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

A man walks past damage caused by an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. (AP Photo/ Niranjan Shrestha)

Journalists who are looking for information, images and video of the Nepal earthquake can mine these:

Gramfeed: Gramfeed mines Instagram for GPS located photos in Nepal. This will become a rich source of images over the next few days.

Google India: Google India set up a PersonFinder page, where you can search or post a name of a person who is missing or a person you know to be found. Of course much of the information is unverified, but as the disaster unfolds, more of it will include names, phone contacts and more that will help in the verification process.

India’s Ministry of Information: This Twitter feed and the feed of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi are updating continually.

Reported.ly: Reported.ly has been updating with video and first-hand reports including from Shiwani Neupane, who has contributed many photos from hospitals, outside temples and other buildings that have been badly damaged.

USGS: USGS has updated quake data on Twitter including tracking aftershocks.

The U.S. Embassy in Nepal: The U.S. Embassy will be the contact for tracking American citizens.

Hindustan Times: The Hindustan Times has continuing coverage of the earthquake from Kathmandu.

SkyNews explains how Google PersonFinder works

Facebook now has a page for photos of the missing — Facebook page, Nepal Earthquake 2015.

The British Red Cross also has a missing persons list.

From Reportedly: a Google Earth tour of the destruction

From PRI: “Here are seven nonprofits that say they will provide relief in Nepal and that have received either a three- or four-star rating (out of a possible four) from Charity Navigator.”

From The New York Times: A list of relief agencies in Nepal.

From National Geographic: Report on Everest Base Camp emergency

From Flightradar24.com: Monitor flights in an out of Nepal

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