Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha earthquake

  title={Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha earthquake},
  author={Jeffrey S. Kargel and Graham J. Leonard and Dan H. Shugar and Umesh K. Haritashya and A. Bevington and Eric J. Fielding and Koji Fujita and Marten Geertsema and Evan S. Miles and Julea Steiner and Elizabeth Anderson and Samjwal Ratna Bajracharya and Gerald W. Bawden and D. F. Breashears and Alexis Byers and Brett M Collins and M. R. Dhital and Andrea Donnellan and Teresa L. Evans and M. L. Geai and Margaret T. Glasscoe and D. Green and Deo Raj Gurung and R. Heijenk and Anne Hilborn and Kenneth Hudnut and C. Huyck and Walter W. Immerzeel and Jiang Liming and Randall W. Jibson and Andreas K{\"a}{\"a}b and Narendra Raj Khanal and Dalia Kirschbaum and Philip D. A. Kraaijenbrink and D. Lamsal and Liu Shiyin and Lv Mingyang and Dona McKinney and N. K. Nahirnick and Nan Zhuotong and Sunal Ojha and Jeff Olsenholler and Thomas H. Painter and Michael Pleasants and K. C. Pratima and Quan Yuan and Bruce H. Raup and Dr. Subhash Regmi and David R. Rounce and Akemi Sakai and Shangguan Donghui and Jeremy M. Shea and Arun Bhakta Shrestha and Abhay Shukla and D. Stumm and M. van der Kooij and Katrin Voss and Wang Xin and B. Weihs and Debbie Wolfe and Wu Lizong and Yao Xiaojun and Mark R Yoder and Nathan Young},
The Gorkha earthquake (magnitude 7.8) on 25 April 2015 and later aftershocks struck South Asia, killing ~9000 people and damaging a large region. Supported by a large campaign of responsive satellite data acquisitions over the earthquake disaster zone, our team undertook a satellite image survey of the earthquakes’ induced geohazards in Nepal and China and an assessment of the geomorphic, tectonic, and lithologic controls on quake-induced landslides. Timely analysis and communication aided… CONTINUE READING
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