Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal


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 safety, to come up with with an "earthquake scenario" for the country, looking at everything from policy to seismology to loss estimates in the event of a large quake. A report issued by GeoHazards International in 2000 estimated that two-thirds of the earthquake risk in Kathmandu would be from poorly built, seismically vulnerable buildings. ……

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