Video data files to accompany USGS OFR 2015-1142--Assessment of existing and potential landslide hazards resulting from the April 25, 2015 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake sequence

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

On April 25, 2015, a large ( M7.8) earthquake shook much of central Nepal and was followed by a series of M>6 aftershocks, including a M7.3 event on May 12, 2015. This earthquake and aftershocks, referred to as the Gorkha earthquake sequence, caused thousands of fatalities, damaged and destroyed entire villages, and displaced millions of residents. The earthquakes also triggered thousands of landslides in the exceedingly steep topography of Nepal; these landslides were responsible for hundreds of fatalities, and blocked vital roads and trails to affected villages. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), and in collaboration with earthquake-hazard organizations from both the United States and Nepal, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) responded to this crisis by providing landslide-hazard expertise to Nepalese agencies and affected villages. During these assessments, over 11 hours of helicopter-based video coverage of earthquake-affected areas was collected. A report available on-line provides a report on landslide assessments conducted by the USGS. The video resources contained herein provide high resolution coverage of approximately 1,000 kilometers (km) of river valleys and surrounding terrain affected by the Gorkha earthquake sequence.

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Metadata Date July 24, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) July 24, 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Thumbnail image of a clip from the USGS_Nepal_05272015-K.mp4 video file at 31 seconds from the beginning of the video.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date July 24, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) July 24, 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: none, Access Constraints: none
Bbox East Long 86.8205499951
Bbox North Lat 29.293696635832
Bbox South Lat 27.242534198561
Bbox West Long 83.322502852018
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description Thumbnail image of a clip from the USGS_Nepal_05272015-K.mp4 video file at 31 seconds from the beginning of the video.
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Graphic Preview Type PNG
Licence This database has been approved for release and publication by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although this database has been subjected to rigorous review and is substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, it is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2015-05-27
Temporal Extent End 2015-06-01

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