2016

The Impact of Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha Earthquake-Induced Geohazards

  • Shrestha, A. B.
  • Bajracharya, S. R.
  • Kargel, J. S.
  • Khanal, N. R.

The publication summarizes key findings about geohazards induced by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake that struck Nepal and neighbouring countries. The main quake—a massive M7.8 event—on April 25, 2015, was followed by hundreds of aftershocks, including one of M7.3 just one year ago today. The main shock and aftershocks killed about 9000 people in Nepal. The quakes triggered more than 4300 landslides and large ice avalanches, but fortunately no significant glacier lake outburst floods were triggered. The report presents impacts of earthquake induced geohazards on people and infrastructure. The report is aimed at helping policy and decision makers in Nepal and other regional member countries in their efforts to prepare for geohazards and improve geohazard management.

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  • Pages:
    48
  • Language:
    English
  • Published Year:
    2016
  • Publisher Name:
    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • Publisher Place:
    Kathmandu, Nepal

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