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Zare M, Saeedi A, Kamranzad F, Pishnamazi P. An Overview of Disaster Management During the April 25, 2015 Mw7.8 Nepal Earthquake. JDER. 2020; 3 (1) :7-27
URL: http://jder.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-64-en.html
Engineering Seismology Department International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES), Tehran, Iran
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At 11:46 A.M. in local time on April 25, 2015, a destructive earthquake with moment magnitude of Mw7.8 struck the central Nepal. The epicentral region of the earthquake was located in the Gorkha region. Due to this event, more than 8000 people were killed and 22,000 were injured. Following this destructive earthquake, the affected areas including Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Gorkha and Pokhara were visited by the first two authors during 6-11 May 2015 in order to assess the performance of disaster management and emergency responses to the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, the most damaged villages of the epicentral region in Gorkha district and  In this respect, the physical damages to the building and historic monuments are pointed out briefly. Logistics, disaster management performance, along with such emergency response as shelters, health, food, treated water and medical supplies are also described. Meanwhile, several key lessons learned from the 2015 Nepal earthquake response are highlighted. In addition, a new design of emergency tents is proposed which is suitable for earthquake-stricken in south Asian regions like Nepal.

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Type of Study: Lessons learned | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/09/9 | Accepted: 2019/12/28 | Published: 2020/02/10

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