UPDATE: Landslides (General Observations)

July 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Geotechnical Impacts

Updated Map of Landslides Triggered by Ghorka Earthquake and Aftershocks Posted by Patrick Bassal and Ashly Cabas 7/6/15   An updated landslide intensity map (including landslides caused by both the 25 April Ghorka Earthquake and the 12 May Dolakha Earthquake) has been posted to the Earthquakes...

Professor’s low-cost school retrofit appears to have worked

July 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

A structural engineering professor at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological Institute has been implementing a low-cost retrofit for schools in SE Asia. “In Nepal, for instance, six school buildings which had their beam and column structures wrapped with low-cost materials like wire mesh and glass...

Lessons of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake Disaster

Dr. Sujan Malla of Axpo Power AG provides a short report on the effects of the 7.8 Mw Earthquake of 25 April 2015 and its aftershocks, including photo documentation. When the 7.8 Mw earthquake struck on 25 April 2015 (Saturday), the author was with his family at the Safari Narayani Hotel on the bank...

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