Earthquake forecasting model for Nepal to improve prevention

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https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v7i4.20626

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Earthquake, Prediction, Nepal

Abstract

There is an urgent need of earthquake forecasting model for Nepal in this current scenario. It can be developed by the scientists of Nepal with the help of experienced international scientists. This will help the Nepalese to take timely and necessary precautions. We would argue that above all we need to use earthquake prediction knowledge to improve the disaster prepardness in local communities, service providers (hospitals, Non-Governmental Organizations, police, etc.), government policy-makers and international agencies. On the whole, both seismology and public health are most successful when focusing on  prevention not on prediction per se. 

J Epidemiol. 2017;7(4); 700-701.

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Author Biographies

Brijesh Sathian, Academic Research Associate

Trauma Surgery Section, Surgery Department, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar

Edwin R van Teijlingen, Professor

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK.

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Published

2018-08-10

How to Cite

Sathian, B., & van Teijlingen, E. R. (2018). Earthquake forecasting model for Nepal to improve prevention. Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 7(4), 700–701. https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v7i4.20626

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