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Monday, October 24th, 2016

Satellite Captures Kathmandu and Greater Nepal Overcoming 2015 Earthquake

The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel satellite captured this false-color image of part of Nepal, including its capital city, Kathmandu, and the Himalayan foothills. Vegetation appears red, while waterways and buildings appear light green and blue....

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Rapid Damage Maps the Goal for Future Quakes

Nepal's magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake caused significant damage and loss of life in 2015. In natural disasters like this, it is critical to locate areas that are in the most need of assistance as fast as possible....

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

UAVs Help Nepal Towns Build Back Better, Faster

The Humanitarian UAV Network, which seeks to enable the safe, responsible and effective use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in humanitarian and development settings, led a mission in Nepal in collaboration with Kathmandu University, Kathmandu Living Labs,...

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Crowds Respond to Map Nepal Disaster

Crowdsourcing has added a new dimension to Nepal’s disaster response capability following the massive earthquake that struck this Himalayan country on 25 April, killing more than 8,000 people, injuring thousands and leaving tens of thousands displaced. Government...

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Mount Everest Shifted 3 cm After Quake

The recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal moved the world's largest summit three centimeters. The shift moved the summit to the southwest, according to China's National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation. The summit had been creeping...

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Everest Trembled: Lessons Learned From the Nepal Earthquake Response

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal took over 8,600 lives and injured over 16,800 people, destroyed or damaged over 760,000 homes – directly impacting over 3.8 million people – as well as many schools and government...

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

India’s Seismic Network Proves Helpful During Nepal Earthquake

The April 25 Nepal earthquake, the first major temblor after the establishment of the Indian Seismic and GNSS Network (ISGN) in 2013, proved the effectiveness of the system, that provides real-time data to 100 standalone seismic stations...

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Emergency Route Planner for Nepal

May 13, 2015—To support the rescue efforts in Nepal after the devastating earthquake, geoinformatic scientists from Heidelberg University have set up an emergency route planner on the Internet. Resuce workers can check the local infrastructure conditions and...

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Satellite Images Show Power Outages Related to Nepal Earthquake

Both urban and rural areas faced widespread outages immediately following the earthquake on April 25, 2015. A map, based on data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on the Suomi NPP satellite, shows how the amount of light...

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

senseFly eBee Used to Assist Earthquake Relief in Kathmandu, Nepal

May 7, 2015—On April 27, 2015, just two days after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake rocked the mountainous terrain of Nepal, the international disaster first responders at Global Dirt deployed to the...

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