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This book addresses earthquakes, with a special focus on the Ghorka earthquake, which struck parts of central Nepal in April 2015. Drawing on this disastrous event, it closely examines various aspects of earthquakes in contributions prepared by international experts. The topics covered include: the geological and geophysical background of seismicity; a detailed inventory of the damage done by the earthquake; effective damage prevention through earthquake-safe buildings and settlements; restoration options for world-heritage buildings; strategies for providing technical and medical relief and, lastly, questions associated with public life and economy in a high-risk seismic zone.

Combining perspectives from various fields, the book presents the state of the art in all earthquake-related fields and outlines future approaches to risk identification, damage prevention, and disaster management in all parts of society, administration, and politics in Nepal. Beyond the specific disaster in Nepal, the findings presented here will have broader implications for how societies can best deal with disasters.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Earthquakes as Events of Inter- and Intra-disciplinary Character—With Special Reference to the Gorkha 2015 Earthquake in Nepal

Jörn H. Kruhl, Rameshwar Adhikari, Uwe E. Dorka

Earthquakes and Related Hazards

Frontmatter

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Should All of Nepal Be Treated as Having the Same Earthquake Hazard?

Seth Stein, Edward M. Brooks, Bruce D. Spencer, Mian Liu

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Analysis of Landslides Triggered by the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal

Prem Bahadur Thapa

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

The 1985 (M8.1) Michoacán Earthquake and Its Effects in Mexico City

Alejandra Arciniega-Ceballos, Marcela Baena-Rivera, Francisco J. Sánchez-Sesma

Damage, Prevention, Restoration

Frontmatter

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Lessons from Building Damage Patterns During April 25, 2015 Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal

Ramesh Guragain, Surya Narayan Shrestha, Dev Kumar Maharjan, Suman Pradhan

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Nepal Post Earthquake Cultural Heritage Rehabilitation

Christian Manhart

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Heritage and Reconstruction: Different Perspectives

Luigi Petti, Claudia Trillo, Martina Di Mauro

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Can We Prevent Structural Failure Under Earthquakes?

Uwe E. Dorka

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

A Critical Appraisal on Turkey’s Neoliberal Quest of Urban Renewal in Historic Urban Landscapes

Zeynep Gunay

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Traditional Buildings and Preliminary Report in Construction Methods to Combat Earthquake

Rabindra Puri, Sukriti Suvedi

Disaster Management and Economics

Frontmatter

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Medical Aspects of the Gorkha Earthquake 2015: Disaster Preparedness and Response

Monika Brodmann Maeder, Matiram Pun

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Meaningfulness of OR Models and Solution Strategies for Emergency Planning

Tanka Nath Dhamala, Iswar Mani Adhikari, Hari Nandan Nath, Urmila Pyakurel

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Economic Loss from Earthquake in Nepal and Strategies for Recovery and Resilience Building

Ganesh R. Joshi, Narayan B. Joshi

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Social Capital and Good Governance—A Nexus for Disaster Management: Lessons Learned from Bangladesh

Khan Rubayet Rahaman

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Directions and Avenues of Geotourism—With Particular View to Nepal

Jörn H. Kruhl

Living with Earthquake Risk

Frontmatter

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Women and Children in the 2015 Earthquake in Nepal

Alice Fothergill, Emma Squier

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Emotional Care in Social Work

Ram Chandra Paudel

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Earthquake and Earth Justice: Emergence of the Environmental Justice Movement and Its Relevance in Addressing Unanticipated Events

Ananda M. Bhattarai

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Assessing Policies of Responding to the Risk and Impacts of Earthquakes from a Justice Perspective

Lukas H. Meyer, Harald Stelzer

2018 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Earthquake Preparedness Policy in Nepal

Volker Schneider, Antje Witting
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