Geo Hazards

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.
    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) Government of Nepal, in close collaboration with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and the technical support from the Environmental System Research Institute (ESRI) has developed and deployed the Nepal Earthquake 2015: Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction Information Platform (DRRIP).

    Video about Earthquake and Updates

    Download maps

    The Google Earth file (KMZ or KML) can be downloaded before going into the field onto devices with Google Earth installed and used later without internet to help in navigating the terrain and locating settlements. 

    Also available is a static screen shot (JPG) with administrative boundaries of VDCs (Village Development Committees).
    Preliminary assessment has been carried out remotely using Google Earth. 


    Detailed VDC maps showing settlements, health facility, buildings (used as polling stations), road network, and potential helicopter landing sites in different districts. Available is a static screen shot (JPG) for each VDC (Village Development Committees) as separate file. 


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