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Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepals 2015 Gorkha earthquake

Overview of attention for article published in Science, December 2015
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3 blogs
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Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepals 2015 Gorkha earthquake
Published in
Science, December 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.aac8353
Pubmed ID

J. S. Kargel, G. J. Leonard, D. H. Shugar, U. K. Haritashya, A. Bevington, E. J. Fielding, K. Fujita, M. Geertsema, E. S. Miles, J. Steiner, E. Anderson, S. Bajracharya, G. W. Bawden, D. F. Breashears, A. Byers, B. Collins, M. R. Dhital, A. Donnellan, T. L. Evans, M. L. Geai, M. T. Glasscoe, D. Green, D. R. Gurung, R. Heijenk, A. Hilborn, K. Hudnut, C. Huyck, W. W. Immerzeel, J. Liming, R. Jibson, A. Kaab, N. R. Khanal, D. Kirschbaum, P. D. A. Kraaijenbrink, D. Lamsal, L. Shiyin, L. Mingyang, D. McKinney, N. K. Nahirnick, N. Zhuotong, S. Ojha, J. Olsenholler, T. H. Painter, M. Pleasants, K. C. Pratima, Q. I. Yuan, B. H. Raup, D. Regmi, D. R. Rounce, A. Sakai, S. Donghui, J. M. Shea, A. B. Shrestha, A. Shukla, D. Stumm, M. van der Kooij, K. Voss, W. Xin, B. Weihs, D. Wolfe, W. Lizong, Y. Xiaojun, M. R. Yoder, N. Young


The Gorkha earthquake (M 7.8) on 25 April 2015 and later aftershocks struck South Asia, killing ~9,000 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 response and recovery and informed decision makers. We mapped 4,312 co-seismic and post-seismic landslides. We also surveyed 491 glacier lakes for earthquake damage, but found only 9 landslide-impacted lakes and no visible satellite evidence of outbursts. Landslide densities correlate with slope, peak ground acceleration, surface downdrop, and specific metamorphic lithologies and large plutonic intrusions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 1%
Japan 3 1%
Germany 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Nepal 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 267 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 79 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 54 19%
Student > Master 45 16%
Student > Bachelor 20 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 12 4%
Other 41 15%
Unknown 30 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 134 48%
Environmental Science 39 14%
Engineering 26 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 2%
Social Sciences 6 2%
Other 17 6%
Unknown 53 19%

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