The M7.8 earthquake in Nepal on April 25 has caused thousands of casualties, considerable destruction of engineered and non-engineered structures, significant landslide induced damages and large surface fault ruptures. Nearly three-dozen aftershocks have been recorded in the region within 24 hours. Refer to the USGS summary for more information.
Over the weekend PEER has reached out to PEER institutions, colleague organizations, industry partners, and NGO foundations working in the area. The situation is in flux, and there may be things that can be learned, but there is a need not to complicate the immediate emergency response and humanitarian aid efforts to those who need it most in the area.
PEER will continue to monitor the situation and determine appropriate actions. For inquiries please contact Grace Kang, Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.