Evidence of Liquefaction: Kathmandu Valley

May 29, 2015 by  
Filed under Geotechnical Impacts

Posted by Manika Maharjan 5/20/15 Kathmandu valley which consists of three districts, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur, was once a big lake with about 500 m thickness of soft clay. There have been numerous studies on Liquefaction susceptibility of Kathmandu valley (Piya 2004). However, the liquefaction...


Nepal’s Key Historic Sites: What’s Rubble, What’s Still Standing

Sites of global cultural and religious significance are reported heavily damaged, but the shrine of Buddha’s birthplace appears unharmed. Nepal’s Historic Sites, before and after the earthquake Source: National Geographic  


Kathmandu Valley

GENERAL MAP MAP OF KEY LOCATIONS The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by seven groups of monuments and buildings which display the full range of historic and artistic achievements for which the Kathmandu Valley is world famous. The seven include: 1. Durbar Square of Hanuman Dhoka...


Assessment of Site Effects: Kathmandu Valley

May 28, 2015 by  
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Compilation of site effects observations in Kathmandu valley and adjacent regions (Pre-Gorkha Earthquake) Posted by Ashly Cabas 5/18/15 A study of local amplification effect of soil layers on ground motion in the Kathmandu Valley using microtremor analysis_Paudyal et al. (2012) Site response of the Ganges...


Preparing for the unforseen: How Nepal is preparing for large aftershocks and monsoons

May 27, 2015 by  
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Erica C. Fischer, Candice S. Avanes, and Lauren Biscombe The nation of Nepal has had many trials to overcome with rebuilding a number of cities and villages due to the damage and destruction caused by the April 25th Gorkha earthquake and with the monsoon season imminently approaching. However, on May...


Camilla Favaretti to serve as curator for Heritage and Historic Buildings

Welcome to Camilla Favaretti, Ph.D. Student in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, as the curator of information on Heritage and Historic Buildings and the impact of the April 25, 2015, Nepal earthquake and aftershocks.


Landslides: Kali Gandaki River

May 25, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, Geotechnical Impacts

Posted by Diane Moug on 24-May-2015 Links to articles concerning the landslide along the Kali Gandaki River, which has blocked flow and damed the river. From Times of India: May 24, 2015: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Nepal-landslide-blocks-river-raises-fears-of-flood-reaching-India/articleshow/47403459.cms? May...


Earth Dam Performance

May 25, 2015 by  
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Findings Concerning Earth Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Performance after the Gorkha Earthquake Posted by Patrick Bassal 5/24/15


EERI Reconnaissance Team to Nepal

May 23, 2015 by  
Filed under EERI Updates, General Information

As part of its Learning from Earthquakes program, EERI will send a multidisciplinary reconnaissance team to Nepal from May 31–June 7, 2015. The team will study the impacts of the April 25, 2015 earthquake and its aftershocks. We thank EERI members for the large response of offers to assist and support...


Structural Evaluation Equipment Needed

May 21, 2015 by  
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EERI’s New York-Northeast Regional Chapter recently received an urgent request for structural evaluation equipment for local teams doing building assessments in Nepal. The request was routed to us from INCLUDED.org who is serving as NGO coordinator for assessments in Kathmandu. The equipment needed...


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