Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment of Buildings in Uttarkashi township of Uttarakhand using RADIUS
Paritosh Upreti, MSS Rawat
Uttarkashi Township is the district headquarters of Uttarkashi district, and is one of the most vulnerable towns in Uttarakhand when it comes to various natural disasters. The natural calamity in the form of floods and landslides were the most recent events that struck the town. Also, the town is seismically vulnerable too with the calamity of 1991 earthquake in the region. The present study tries to put things on perspective about the seismic vulnerability of buildings in the region, estimating the damage if an earthquake of seismic intensity and magnitude of as in 1991 struck the town again.