National Earthquake Safety Day in Nepal

On January 15th, 1934 (Maagh 2nd, 1990 in the Nepali calendar) a disastrous earthquake has hit Nepal. Its date was later selected to hold the National Earthquake Safety Day.

This year, Maagh 2 falls on January 16th, and Nepali people celebrate this event for the 22nd time. The Seismology at School in Nepal project participated with two events:

  • A newspaper article in Kantipur – see here (in Nepali),
  • A coordinated “jump near your seismometer” action in schools participating in the program.

Pictures of the latter event at schools, and observed waveforms and shaking are shown below. Click on the photo for full-size version download, or get the PDF.