On April 25, 2015, a massive earthquake (Gorkha earthquake, Mw7.8) and many aftershocks struck Nepal , killing about 9,000 people and triggering thousands of landslides across the Himalaya. I worked with a NASA-led international group of scientists to map the quake-induced geohazards, including landslide-dammed lakes, that resulted.
Kargel, J.S., Leonard, G.J., Shugar, D.H., Haritashya, U.K., and 60 others, 2016. Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Science, 351: 140. DOI: 10.1126/science.aac8353