EERI Reconnaissance Team Report on the Nepal Earthquake is now available

May 18, 2016 by  
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A new special report, EERI Earthquake Reconnaissance Team Report: M7.8 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake on April 25, 2015 and its Aftershocks, is now available for download: Download the EERI Earthquake Reconnaissance Team Report (18 MB PDF) The 185-page report describes the findings of a multidisciplinary...


Nepal Earthquake Live Briefing and Webcast on August 13

August 6, 2015 by  
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On Thursday, August 13, 2015, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., EERI will co-host, with the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) and the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association (GEER), a live briefing of reconnaissance observations from the Nepal Earthquake of April 25, 2015. The...


EERI Briefing Videos About Nepal Earthquake Now Online

July 29, 2015 by  
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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...


Update on EERI Nepal Earthquake Response and Briefings

July 15, 2015 by  
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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...


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...


EERI Reconnaissance Team Wraps Up Mission in Nepal

June 10, 2015 by  
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Damage to heritage sites in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan is less than some media reports have implied, but still significant. Nearly 750 monuments were damaged by the April 25, 2015 earthquake and its aftershocks, with approximately half collapsed. (Photo by EERI team member Suraj Shrestha.) The EERI...


EERI Reconnaissance Team Begins Work in Nepal

June 6, 2015 by  
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Dr Thomas Kirsch and Surya Narayan Shrestha at Bir Hospital, a large complex with six medical buildings, staffing quarters, and other support structures in Kathmandu (Photo by Judy Mitrani-Reiser) EERI’s initial reconnaissance mission to study the effects of the April 25, 2015 Gorkha earthquake is...


Virtual Team Collaborators established for Nepal Reconnaissance Team

June 2, 2015 by  
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EERI has established a new reconnaissance role, Virtual Team Collaborator (VTC), to engage more members in reconnaissance activities, especially early career professionals and students. Each VTC will be paired with a field team member in a matching discipline or interest area.  The responsibilities...


Damage Suffered by Hanuman Dhoka after the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes

June 2, 2015 by  
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The report presents findings by the ICCROM-ICOMOS-Smithsonian Institute team that visited some of the interior areas of Hanuman Dhoka after the April/May 2015 earthquakes on the 26th of May 2015. The document reports the first assessment made to the stability conditions of the interior areas of Hanuman...


EERI Reconnaissance Team to Nepal

May 23, 2015 by  
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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...


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