Geo Hazards

"Geohazards" are events caused by geological features and processes those have potentials to create severe threats to human, property and the natural and built environment. Earthquakes, floods, landslides, volcanoes, avalanches and tsunamis are typical examples of such events. In the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015, numerous landslides have occurred in the steep mountains and hills throughout the earthquake impacted zone. These landslide have potentials to impact people and built structure, obstruct river flow and cause outburst floods. Further instability in the moraine dammed glacial lakes could cause catastrophic glacial lake outburst floods.