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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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Title
Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepals 2015 Gorkha earthquake
Published in
Science, December 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.aac8353
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Authors

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

Abstract

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 3 1%
Japan 3 1%
India 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 240 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 71 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 52 21%
Student > Master 42 17%
Unspecified 24 10%
Student > Bachelor 15 6%
Other 47 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 121 48%
Unspecified 44 18%
Environmental Science 36 14%
Engineering 26 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 2%
Other 18 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 161. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 February 2017.
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#88,014
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Outputs from Science
#3,733
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#3,034
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Outputs of similar age from Science
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