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Assistant Professor Dan Shugar, Geomorphologist

School of IAS Geomorphologist Tracked Risks from Deadly 2015 Nepal Earthquake

December 18, 2015

“In Western North America we don’t tend to have communities living in steep mountain valleys in the way that they do in the Himalayas or the Andes, so the losses of life here would probably be less,” Shugar said. “But landslides are certainly a problem here, whether triggered by earthquakes or rainfall or some combination of those two elements.”