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GEM conducts OpenQuake Workshop of 2019 at IIT Gandhinagar, India


Mar 25, 2019

OpenQuake workshop participants, IIT Gandhinagar, India

About 20 individuals participated in GEM’s first OpenQuake Workshop of 2019. The event, organized and coordinated by the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) professors Svetlana Brzev and Manish Kumar was held in Gandhinagar from 18-19 March 2019.


Vitor Silva and Anirudh Rao of the GEM Risk Team presented the Global Earthquake Model and discussed the seismic hazard and risk assessment for India, which was developed jointly with the GEM team and members from IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, and IIT Gandhinagar.


The model allows the estimation of losses due to earthquakes in India, considering the local construction practices.


“Seismic risk associated with the Indian building stock is an important topic and we are pleased to support this important research initiative by hosting the workshop” said Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, earthquake engineer and IITGN Director.


The workshop was covered by local online news media in Gujarati ( and English (

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