Journal of Geography  & Natural Disasters

Journal of Geography  & Natural Disasters
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0587

Chanderkela Dhyani

Department of Disaster Management, Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre, Rajpur Road, Uttarakhand Secretariat, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

  • Research Article   
    Earthquake Risk Assessment around Nainital in Uttarakhand Himalaya, India
    Author(s): Piyoosh Rautela, Girish Chandra Joshi*, Bhupendra Bhaisora, Sushil Khanduri, Suman Gildiyal, Chanderkela Dhyani and Ashish Rawat

    Earthquake is a major hazard for all tectonically active areas and high probability of landslides being induced by seismic ground shaking in the hilly areas makes the situation worse as these often hinder post–disaster relief, search and rescue efforts. Seismic risk is evaluated for the Himalayan township of Nainital that falls in Zone IV of Earthquake Zoning Map of India where damage during an earthquake is expected to reach MSK (Medvedev– Sponheuer–Karnik) intensity VIII. Condition of the built environment and its ability to withstand seismic tremors is assessed using RVS (Rapid Visual Screening) technique of FEMA (The Federal Emergency Management Agency) and the likely earthquake induced damage is depicted as a function of the damage grades of EMS–98.14 percent of the surveyed buildings of the township are observed to fall in Category 5 damage class while an.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0587.19.9.236

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