The Mw 7.8 Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake of 25th April 2015

This event is brought to you by EEFIT(Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team)

The Mw 7.8, Gorkha earthquake of 25th April 2015 resulted in the deaths of more than 7,500 people and caused widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure. The earthquake is particularly notable for the suffering that it caused to remote mountain communities due to, landslides and rock-fall. The earthquake also caused significant damage to unreinforced masonry, and historic structures and temples. This seminar presents a summary of the observations made on this reconnaissance mission and the implications for this and other vulnerable regions. It will present elements of the seismicity of the area, the damage to buildings and other structures and the impact on remote mountain communities of the earthquake and subsequent landslides.

Event Information

Event Status
Fully Booked

Event Date

Registration from 17:30, to begin at 18:00

Free for members

The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS

Dr Sean Wilkinson – Newcastle University Dr Paul Burton – University of East Anglia Dr Matthew DeJong – University of Cambridge Guillermo Franco – Guy Carpenter Dr Barnali Ghosh – Mott MacDonald Viviana Novelli – University College London Datla V Suryanarayana Raju – Air Worldwide Sarah Tallett-Williams – Imperial College London Arthur Trieu – University of Cambridge Tim White – Arup Michael Whitworth – AECOM

Event Contact
Berenice Chan

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Additional Information
Non-members of EEFIT and the Institution of Structural Engineers are welcome to attend and should enter N/A in the membership number field when registering on-line

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