EERI Briefing Videos About Nepal Earthquake Now Online

July 29, 2015 by  
Filed under EERI Updates, General Information

An EERI Briefing video series about the April 25, 2015 Nepal Earthquake is now available online. The video playlist features an introduction on EERI’s response to the event, presentations in different topic areas by each member of the reconnaissance team that visited Nepal in June, and a summary...


GEER Report Now Available

July 29, 2015 by  
Filed under Geotechnical Impacts

In May and June of 2015, a team put together by the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association visited Nepal to evaluate the geotechnical damage and effects spurred by the recent earthquake sequence. Landslides, ground failures, damage to hydropower projects, roadways, bridges...


Housing Situation Update, 24 July 2015

July 26, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

The Government extended the deadline for evacuating residents of settlements at high-risk of landslides in the earthquake-hit districts by a week to 22 July. According to the latest Government plan from 14 July, an estimated 15,000 have been identified for evacuation/temporary relocation. In the past...


Construction of Hydropower Projects still not Resumed

July 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Dams and Hydropower

The construction of the hydropower projects located in the quake-affected areas has still not resumed after the April 25 earthquake, reports the Nepalese daily Naya Patrika. The major causes include damage of access roads due to earthquake-induced landslides and workers not returning to the construction...


Housing Situation Update, 17 July 2015

July 18, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

July 17, 2015 – Weekly highlights – This week the Government proposed its 2015/16 fiscal year budget to parliament, totalling USD 8.19 billion, about one-third higher than the previous year. The proposal allocates USD 896 million, or 11% of the budget, to rebuild earthquake-affected infrastructure...


Non-profit’s school buildings fare well in EQ

July 17, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

The Room to Read-constructed building (right) survived both quakes unharmed, while the adjacent structure (left) was completely destroyed by the shaking. A San Francisco-based non-profit that builds schools and libraries in developing countries reports that its buildings fared well in the earthquake....


Update on EERI Nepal Earthquake Response and Briefings

July 15, 2015 by  
Filed under EERI Updates

EERI coordinated with nearly 30 international and US-based groups in responding to the April 25, 2015, earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal. As part of the EERI Learning from Earthquakes program, a 13-member reconnaissance team visited the region in early June. With the help of 25 young professional and graduate...


International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction – June 25, 2015

July 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

June 25, 2015, Kathmandu- The Government of Nepal is hosting the one-day International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction that aims at bringing together Heads of State and Government, Ministers and Senior Officials from Nepal’s neighbouring countries, development partners and other friendly countries,...


World Bank approves $300 million for Housing Reconstruction

July 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

WASHINGTON D.C., June 29, 2015—The World Bank today approved two credits totaling $300 million to rebuild houses in poor, rural areas of Nepal and to provide an injection of cash for the government’s budget to help the country recover from devastating earthquakes in April and May. The housing reconstruction...


OSU Researchers Study Liquefaction in Nepal

July 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Geotechnical Impacts

Posted by Patrick Bassal 7/8/15   Dr. Ben Mason and Dr. Deepak Rayamahji, geotechnical earthquake engineering researchers from Oregon State University, recently returned from a trip in Nepal, where they studied the liquefaction effects triggered by the M7.8 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks....


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