Impacts And Insights Of Gorkha Earthquake In Nepal by Dipendra GautamImpacts And Insights Of Gorkha Earthquake In Nepal by Dipendra Gautam

Impacts And Insights Of Gorkha Earthquake In Nepal

byDipendra GautamEditorHugo Filipe Pinheiro Rodrigues

Paperback | September 1, 2017

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Impacts and Insights of Gorkha Earthquake in Nepaloffers a practical perspective on disaster risk management using lessons learned and considerations from the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal, which was the worst disaster to hit Nepal since the 1934 Nepal Bihar earthquake. Using a holistic approach to examine seismicity, risk perception and intervention, the book serves as a detailed case study to improve disaster resilience globally, including social, technical, governmental and institutional risk perception, as well as scientific understanding of earthquake disasters. Covering the details of the Gorkha earthquake, including damage mapping and recovery tactics, the book offers valuable insights into ways forward for seismologists, earthquake researchers and engineers and policy-makers.



  • Includes the latest status of seismic risk, risk perception, to-date interventions and historical scenarios in Nepal
  • Examines details of Gorkha earthquake, including geo-seismicity, damage statistics, casualties, effect on cultural heritage, gender-risk mechanics, case studies of social institutions, urban-risk mechanics, rural-risk mechanics, resilience dimensions, social institutions in risk management, stories of resilience and failures and a critical review of efficacy of interventions in risk mitigation
  • Offers future insights and ways forward in terms of risk reduction studies, socio-cultural dimensions of risk management, scientific intervention and policy making, implementation of existing frameworks and endorsement of resilient practices for Nepal
  • Includes damage mapping in all affected areas
Dipendra Gautam has been working for five years in the Nepalese disaster risk reduction sector focusing specially in earthquakes. His primary topic of research is structural earthquake engineering; previously he worked in several topics of geotechnical earthquake engineering and seismology. Apart from this, he graduated with a degree i...
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Title:Impacts And Insights Of Gorkha Earthquake In NepalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128128089

ISBN - 13:9780128128084

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Table of Contents

1. Revisiting Major Historical Earthquakes in Nepal: Overview of 1833, 1934, 1980, 1988, 2011, and 2015 Seismic Events 2. Seismotectonic and Engineering Seismological Aspects of the Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal, Earthquake 3. Seismic Performance of Buildings in Nepal After the Ghorka Earthquake 4. Response and Rehabilitation of Historic Monuments After the Gorkha Earthquake 5. Risk Management, Response, Relief, Recovery, Reconstruction, and Future Disaster Risk Reduction 6. Improving the Nepalese Building Code Based on Lessons Learned From the 2015 M7.8 Gorkha Earthquake 7. Past and Future of Earthquake Risk Reduction Policies and Intervention in Nepal