Seismic Risk and Safety in Nepal

11:37 minutes

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in late April leveled buildings and triggered deadly avalanches on Mount Everest. Brian Tucker, a seismologist and founder of GeoHazards International, discusses the future seismic risk of the region and how cities like Kathmandu might rebuild to become more earthquake-resistant in the future. Plus, build an earthquake model using these instructions.

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Brian Tucker

Brian Tucker is president and founder of GeoHazards International in Menlo Park, California.

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