Geotechnical effects of the 2015 magnitude 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal, earthquake and aftershocks

Seismological Research Letters
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Abstract

This article summarizes the geotechnical effects of the 25 April 2015 M 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal, earthquake and aftershocks, as documented by a reconnaissance team that undertook a broad engineering and scientific assessment of the damage and collected perishable data for future analysis. Brief descriptions are provided of ground shaking, surface fault rupture, landsliding, soil failure, and infrastructure performance. The goal of this reconnaissance effort, led by Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance, is to learn from earthquakes and mitigate hazards in future earthquakes.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Geotechnical effects of the 2015 magnitude 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal, earthquake and aftershocks
Series title Seismological Research Letters
DOI 10.1785/0220150158
Volume 86
Issue 6
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Eastern Section, Seismological Society of America
Publisher location El Cerrito, CA
Contributing office(s) Geologic Hazards Science Center
Description 10 p.
First page 1514
Last page 1523
Country Nepal
State Gorkha
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N