Causes of Deaths and Injuries in the 2015 Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake

The purpose of this study is to identify the causes of injuries and deaths in the Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake 2015 in order to provide a scientific basis for education and training of the Nepal public in earthquake preparedness and mitigation. The Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium has, in the past, developed a set of ten common messages for disaster preparedness and ten key messages for earthquakes. This research seeks to provide evidence to validate, and, where needed, offer refinements and changes, to support a renewed process of consensus-building for public education for earthquake (and all-hazards) safety. This research is also intended to add to the global body of knowledge about earthquake epidemiology.

Published 2018-09-24