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Collapsing Buildings Were The Most Dangerous Part Of The Nepal Earthquake—What Could Make Them Better?, May 12, 2015

In the late 1990s, a nonprofit called the National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal (NSET) teamed up with GeoHazards International, a Bay Area nonprofit working towards global earthquake...

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Survivors help survivors, 22-28 May 2015

Six schools that HeNN had built over the past six years in Sindhupalchok were destroyed during the earthquakes, but one in Bhaktapur that had been retrofitted is undamaged. Says Rabi Manandhar:...

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Red Cross volunteers in action following 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, Published: 25 April 2015

Nepal’s National Society for Earthquake Technology had previously estimated that a large-scale earthquake in mid-Nepal could displace over 1.8 million people, kill over 100,000 and injure a...

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How political instability affected Nepal's disaster preparedness, Date 27.04.2015

This fault line runs along Nepal's southern border and the constant friction between the plates eventually unleashes an enormous amount of energy in the form of earthquakes. In fact, according to a...

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Stanford earthquake hazards researcher at center of Nepal quake, Stanford Report, May 22, 2015

Over the next two years, Sanquini partnered with the Nepal Department of Education and with a local nongovernmental organization, the National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal, to research...

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How the Nepal Earthquake Happened, Updated April 26, 2015

Records dating to 1255 indicate the region—known as the Indus-Yarlung suture zone—experiences a magnitude-8 earthquake approximately every 75 years, according to a report by...

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Major earthquake hits Nepal, 26 April 2015

Nepal has a small but experienced community of earthquake professionals, and a national network of seismic and geodetic monitoring stations. Several organizations that focus on risk reduction have...

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Why Nepal wasn't ready, Friday, May 22, 2015

The Government also attempted to implement a 1998 action plan formulated by disaster-management organisations GeoHazards International and the National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal, but...

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Nepal’s Low-Tech, Innovative Approach to Earthquake Preparedness, Apr 27, 2015

The timing was coincidental, said James Jackson, head of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge who attended the meeting hosted by Nepal’s National Society for...

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