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Earthquake Impacts on Mountain Communities - Observations and Lessons from the Mw 7.8 Gorkha Earthquake of 25 April, 2015

  title={Earthquake Impacts on Mountain Communities - Observations and Lessons from the Mw 7.8 Gorkha Earthquake of 25 April, 2015},
  author={Sean Wilkinson and Michael R. Z. Whitworth and Matthew J. DeJong and Barnali Ghosh and Paul W. Burton and S Tallet-Williams and Novelli and Guillermo Franco and T. White and A. Trieu and S. Datla and T. Lloyd and Katsuichiro Goda},
This paper summarizes some of the observations made by a reconnaissance team following the 25 April 2015, Mw 7.8, Gorkha, Nepal earthquake. The team was comprised of members of the UK-based Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) who spent approximately one week collecting observations of damage resulting from the earthquake. The earthquake caused more than 9,000 fatalities and significant damage to unreinforced masonry, historic structures and temples. While the earthquake… 

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