EEFIT Mission report: Gorkha, Nepal
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12 August 2019

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EEFIT Mission report: Gorkha, Nepal


Report
Date published

12 August 2019

Price

Free

First published

N/A

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This EEFIT Field Mission report details the geological events leading up to the 7.8 Mw earthquake which struck Gorkha on 25 April 2015 and the consequences for the structures and communities affected.

The report describes:

  • The tectonics, seismology and seismic hazard, including:
    • Aftershocks and fault rupture length
    • Strong ground motion accelerogram recorded at Kathmandu
    • Seismic hazard mapping and seismic zonation in Nepal
  • Nepalese building stock, contruction practices and building performance, including:
    • Masonry structures
    • Vernacluar houses
    • Temples and monuments
    • Concrete structures
  • Geotechnical aspects, including
    • Landslides
    • Geotechnical structures
    • Site effects
    • Site amplification
    • Liquifaction
  • Education and healthcare facilities
  • Socio-economic impact

 

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Pages:
112
Publisher:
EEFIT

Tags

Report Disaster mitigation, management & recovery Resilience Structural failure EEFIT

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