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Geosci. Commun., 3, 279–290, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-279-2020
Geosci. Commun., 3, 279–290, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-279-2020

Research article 22 Sep 2020

Research article | 22 Sep 2020

Impact of an educational program on earthquake awareness and preparedness in Nepal

Shiba Subedi et al.

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We study the impact of an educational seismology program on earthquake awareness and preparedness in Nepal. We see that educational activities implemented in schools are effective at raising awareness levels and in improving adaptive capacities and preparedness for future earthquakes. Knowledge also reached the broader community though social learning, leading to broadscale awareness. The result observed in this study is encouraging for the continuation and expansion of the program.
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