Earthquake Preparedness Information Pack

Publish Date: 
October, 2015
Author: 
DFID-GIZ Risk Management Office (RMO)

The large 7.8 Richter scale earthquake on 25 April 2015, which had the epicenter in Gorkha district in Western Nepal, and related aftershocks in the weeks after, underline the high risk of earthquake in Nepal. As Nepal lies in a seismic zone, the probability of large scale earthquake in Nepal is still very high. With this effect, each individual and their family must remain constantly prepared and vigilant. The Earthquake Preparedness Information Pack is intended to highlight the existing earthquake risks in Nepal and advise preparedness for such disastrous event.