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

Robb E. S. Moss, Eric M. Thompson, D. Scott Kieffer, Binod Tiwari, Youssef M. A. Hashash, Indra Acharya, Basanta Raj Adhikari, Dominic Assimaki, Kevin B. Clahan, Brian D. Collins, Sachindra Dahal, Randall W. Jibson, Diwakar Khadka, Amy Macdonald, Chris L. M. Madugo, H. Benjamin Mason, Menzer Pehlivan, Deepak Rayamajhi and Sital Uprety
Geotechnical effects of the 2015 magnitude 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal, earthquake and aftershocks (in The 2015 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake, Susan E. Hough (editor))
Seismological Research Letters (December 2015) 86 (6): 1514-1523


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.

ISSN: 0895-0695
EISSN: 1938-2057
Serial Title: Seismological Research Letters
Serial Volume: 86
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Geotechnical effects of the 2015 magnitude 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal, earthquake and aftershocks
Title: The 2015 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake
Affiliation: California Polytechnic State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
Affiliation: U. S. Geological Survey, Pasadena, CA, United States
Pages: 1514-1523
Published: 201512
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, El Cerrito, CA, United States
References: 23
Accession Number: 2016-005505
Categories: SeismologyEngineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. geol. sketch maps
N27°36'00" - N27°41'60", E85°12'00" - E85°24'00"
Secondary Affiliation: U. S. Geological Survey, USA, United StatesGraz University of Technology, AUT, AustriaCalifornia State University-Fullerton, USA, United StatesUniversity of Illinois at Urbana, USA, United StatesTribhuban University, NPL, NepalCalifornia Institute of Technology, USA, United StatesLettis Consultants International, USA, United StatesMaterial Test, NPL, NepalThornton Tomasetti, USA, United StatesPacific Gas and Electric Company, USA, United StatesOregon State University, USA, United StatesMueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 201603
Program Name: USGSOPNon-USGS publications with USGS authors
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