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University of Nevada, Reno scientists studying Himalayan earthquake fault

One of the first scientists to enter Nepal following the April 25 Gorka earthquake, University of Nevada, Reno seismologist and professor Steve Wesnousky, has been on the ground in the Himalayas searching for geophysical signs of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake. A new magnitude 7.3 aftershock hit the Himalayan region on May 12, 2015, which has killed more people and damaged more buildings, the researchers reported.

Structural engineer’s report on the Nepal earthquake

Within days of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., S.E., president and CEO of Miyamoto International, a California-based global earthquake strategy, structural engineering, and project management company, was leading an assessment team of structural engineers in Kathmandu. He provided the following reports and photos from the field.

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