Slip pulse and resonance of the Kathmandu basin during the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal


The damage to the most vulnerable vernacular dwellings in Kathmandu, which rarely 70 exceed 4 stories, was in fact much less than expected in view of the 2015 earthquake’s 71 magnitude and its proximity to Kathmandu. By contrast, some taller structures were more 72 severely affected, such as the 60 m tall Dharahara tower which collapsed, but only 73 survived the Mw 8.1-­‐8.4 1934 earthquake.




John Galetzka, Diego Melgar, Joachim F. Genrich, Jianghui Geng, Susan Owen, Eric O. Lindsey, Xiaohua Xu, Yehuda Bock, Jean--‐Philippe Avouac5, Lok Bijaya Adhikari, Bishal Nath Upreti, Beth Pratt--‐Sitaula8, Tara Nidhi Bhattarai, Bhairab P Sitaula, Angelyn Moore, Kenneth W. Hudnut, Walter Szeliga, Jim Normandeau, Michael Fend, Mireille Flouzat, Laurent Bollinger, Prithvilal Shrestha, Bharat Koirala, Umesh Gautam, Mukunda Bhatterai, Ratnamani Gupta, Thakur Kandel, Chintan Timsina, Soma Nath Sapkota, Sudhir Rajaure, Naresh Maharjan

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