1 November 2012

Images of landslides from the Sikkim Earthquake

Posted by Dave Petley

Last year, on 18th September, an earthquake struck the Sikkim area of India and the east of Nepal.  This event, which had a moment magnitude of 6.9, triggered extensive landsliding.  In the aftermath of the event there was considerable coverage of the impacts in India, but very little information about Nepal.  Sumit Dugar, a student on the MSc in Risk and Environmental Hazards here at the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience at Durham, visited the area and has very kindly made some images of the landslides that he observed available.  I reproduce them here with his permission, but note that he retains the copyright: