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Second earthquake in Nepal – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 13th, 2015.

A second major earthquake has struck Nepal. The 7.3 magnitude quake comes after the widespread destruction caused by the 7.8 quake on the 25 April. Our colleagues at the UK SMC collected the following expert commentary. Prof Sandy Steacy, Head of School of Physical Sciences at The University of Adelaide, said: “Although today’s M = […]

Landslides in Nepal – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on April 30th, 2015.

Residents across quake-ravaged Nepal face a significant ongoing threat in the form of major landslides, says a New Zealand expert. Overseas media including PBS News Hour and NBC News report that the devastating April 25 earthquake triggered many landslides, but aftershocks threaten to cause further slips. Increased rain during the approaching monsoon season will also […]

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