Due to large earthquakes, a dense population, and vulnerable residential buildings, Nepal ranks among the countries with the world’s highest seismic risk. In 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, claiming about 9000 human lives and leaving many homeless. Yet, even larger earthquakes are expected to come in the future. The aim of this project is to test the feasibility of Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) in central Nepal by establishing a low-cost real-time earthquake monitoring system based on OpenEEW technology.
UNSDGs addressed: #10:Reduced inequalities and #11:Sustainable cities and communities