Curated topics from the April 25, 2015, Nepal Earthquake to help inform reconnaissance activities, identify impacted regions, and help document the timeline of earthquake response/recovery.


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....


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....


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...


Some schools attempting to charge parents for quake repairs

June 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

Several schools have been caught and reprimanded for attempting to get money from parents for repairing quake-damaged schools. Some notes on this article: 100 Nepali rupees = 1 US dollar; Nepal uses its own calendar with different months than the Gregorian calendar (Baisakh = mid-April-mid-May, Jeth...


“Earthquake-proof” Temporary Schools Being Erected

June 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

Prefab schools built of UVPC are being installed. http://www.batemansbaypost.com.au/story/3166193/quake-proof-school-planned-as-monsoon-closes-on-nepal/?cs=229


Early Recovery Nepal: Ongoing and completed activities, 18 June 2015

June 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

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