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Webinar on Using Convergence Research to connect the 3D architecture of the Himalayan thrust wedge to the seismic hazard and risk in Western Nepal

Institute of Himalayan Risk Reduction (IHRR) has been conducting webinars on Geoscience for sustainable development as well as on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRR/M) through virtual platforms during this lockdown.

IHRR organized the 9th series of Geoscience for sustainable development of webinar on  “Using Convergence Research to connect the 3D architecture of the Himalayan thrust wedge to the seismic hazard and risk in Western Nepal” September 13, 2020 through virtual zoom platform.

In this event, Prof. Dr. Michael Murphy presented on 3-D architecture and seismotectonics of the Himalayas followed by Prof. Mr. Andrew Hoxey’s sharing on Western Nepal Fault system Neotectonices. Dr. Richard Styron focused on Western Nepal seismic hazard and risk. Dr. Basanta Raj Adhakari, advisor of IHRR, moderated the overall session.

More than 200 participants from 13 countries actively attended the session on zoom platform and Facebook live. Session ended by taking Q and A from participants addressed by resource persons. Meanwhile, Dr. Sean Bemis and Dr. Elaina Sutley shared their views on the subject matter. The program ended with closing remarks from Executive Director of IHRR, Mr. Suraj Gautam by thanking our resource persons, team and all the participants.