Faculty of Geosciences and Environment
Institute of Earth Sciences

Survey for Students, parents and the local population under the framework of Seismology-at-School in Nepal Program

Nepal lies in a very active seismic zone and we are motivated to do work for earthquake education and better preparedness. This survey is carried out to understand the knowledge of local people’s awareness regarding earthquake from a particular area. Please answer the following questions based on your personal experience. If you are uncertain, please provide details at question 29.

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1. Category (??????)
Student (??????????)
Parent (???????)
Local person (??????? ????????)
2. Your Age (????)
up to 17 (?? ????????)
from 17 to 30 (?? ???? ?? ???? ????)
from 30 to 45 (?? ???? ?? ???? ????)
from 45 to 60 (?? ???? ?? ????????)
over 60 (?? ????????? ????)
3. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “EARTHQUAKE”? Without thinking, write down your first thought. (“??????” ????? ???? ?????? ???????? ?????? ??????? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ????????? ? )

4. Did you feel the big earthquake that happened in 2015 AD? (??. ?. ???? ????? ???? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????????)
Yes (???)
No (????)
5. What did you feel / experience? You can tick more than one reply. (?????? ?? ?????/????? ????????? ???? ????? ??? ????? ??? ?????????? ? )
shaking of the ground (???? ???????)
rattling of the glass (???? ???????)
moving of the furniture (??????? ???????)
swinging of the lights (???????? ???????)
light damage to structures (????? ??????????? ????? ?????)
Strong shaking (????¸????¸???)
6. What did you do? (?????? ?? ?????????)
I ran out of the building (? ??? ????? ??????? ??? ?)
I hid under the table (? ???? ???? ?????? ??? ?)
I stood next to the wall, or under the doorframe (? ???????? ?? ????? ???? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ??? ?)
I froze / didn’t know what to do (? ?????? ??/ ?? ????? ???? ???? ?????)
Nothing as I did not feel it very much (???? ????? ???? ?)
7. How did you feel? (?????? ????? ????? ?????????)
I was calm (? ????? ??? ?)
I was scared (? ?????? ??? ?)
I panicked (? ???????? ??? ?)
I didn’t care (???? ???? ???? ?)
8. In your opinion, what should be the cause of an earthquake? (?????? ??????? ???????? ???? ?? ??? ?????)
moving planet (????????? ?????? ?)
plate tectonics (???????? ????????? ?????? ????? ?)
energy beneath earth (?????? ??????? ????? ?)
role of fish (?????? ?????? ?)
God is not happy (????? ???? ???? ?)
9. What could be your condition, if there was an earthquake of magnitude 8 in Nepal? (??????? ?????????????? ?????? ??? ? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ?????)
I could get hurt (? ????? ??? ????? ?)
I could be buried alive (? ?????? ??????? ??? ????? ?)
My home could collapse (???? ?? ???????? ??? ??????? ?)
I could lose the people I love (???? ???? ?????????? ?????? ????? ?)
I could die (???? ?????? ??? ??????? ?)
10. What do you think, how likely is the occurrence of an earthquake larger than the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in your life? (?????? ????? ?????? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ???????? ??????? ???????????/??????????? ?
Impossible ?????? (0%)
Very unlikely ??? ?? ???????? (10%)
Unlikely ?? ???????? (30%)
Likely ???????? (70%)
Most likely ???? ???????? (90%)
11. What do you think about your house building, can it resist a large earthquake? (???? ??????? ?????? ???? ???? ?????? ????? ???? ?? ???????)
Yes (????)
No (??????)
I don’t know (???? ???? ???)
12. In case of an earthquake, do you know where all the doors are to exit? (???????? ????? ????? ???? ??????? ????-???? ???¸??????? ???? ??)
Yes (???? ?)
No (???? ???)
13. Do all the members of your family know exactly what to do and where to go at the time of an earthquake? (?? ?????? ???????? ???????? ???????? ????? ?? ????? ? ???? ???? ????? ???? ???? ??
Yes (???? ?)
No (???? ???)
Partially (??? ??? ???? ?)
14. Do you have alternate way(s) to contact your family in case the phone lines within the area are down? (???????? ????? ?????? ????????? ??? ???? ????????? ????? ????????? ??????? ????? ???????? ????????? ???)
Yes (?)
No (???)
15. Do you know you should not call others after an earthquake, to leave the lines available for rescue operations? (?? ??????? ?????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??????? ???? ???????? ??? ??????? ??? ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ??)
Yes (???? ?)
No (???? ???)
16. If an earthquake occurred at night, could you safely move from one room to another without falling over objects in hallways that might have fallen? (??? ????? ????? ?????? ??? ??? ?? ???? ???????? ??????? ???? ??????? ????? ???????? ????? ???????????)
Yes (?????)
No(??????)
17. Do you know that the majority of all injuries that occur in earthquakes are caused by people being hit by or stumbling over fallen objects such as furniture, glassware, appliances and pictures on the walls? (?? ??????? ???? ?¸ ???????? ????? ??????? ????? ????¸???????¸ ???? ?????????????? ???????? ?? ???? ????? ???? ????? ??? ?)
Yes (???? ?)
No (???? ???)
18. Do you really know what is the best way to prepare for an earthquake? (???????? ????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ????? ???? ?? ??????? ????????? ???? ??)
Yes (???? ?)
No (???? ???)
Partially (??? ??? ???? ?)
19. Do you know that earthquakes can make additional damage like fire, landslides, floods? (???????? ?????? ??????¸????¸????? ????? ?? ????? ??? ???? ????? ???? ?? ??????? ???? ??)
Yes (???? ?)
No (???? ???)
Partially (??? ??? ???? ?)
20. What do you think, what is the level of earthquake probability in your city? (?????? ????? ???????? ????? ??????? ? ????? ????????????)
High (????)
Medium (?????)
Low (????)
21. The preparedness for a major earthquake is the most important thing. Are you regularly discussing this topic with your family? (???? ???????? ????? ????? ??? ?????????? ???? ?? ? ?? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ????????? ?????? ???? ???????????)
Yes (?????)
No (??????)
22. Are you interested to know more about earthquakes and preparedness in detail? (?? ???? ?????? ? ???? ????? ??????? ?????? ??????? ????? ????? ?????? ??????????)
Yes (?????? ??)
No (?????? ???)
23. Do you have insurance for injuries? (?? ?????? ???????? ???? ????????? ??)
Yes (??)
No (???)
24. Do you have insurance of your house? (?? ?????? ???? ???? ????????? ??)
Yes (?)
No (???)
25. Do you have children studying in basic school/secondary school/college/universities? ?? ?????? ????? ??????? ????????¸???? ?? ??????????????? ???????? ??? ? (for parents ????????? ????)
Yes (??)
No (?????)
26. Earthquake-related knowledge (?????? ???????? ?????)
I know when an earthquake will occur
(?????? ??????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ???? ? ?)
I know earthquakes cannot be prevented
(???????? ?????? ???? ?????? ????? ???? ???? ???? ? ?)
I have participated in disaster risk education training or workshop
(???? ???? ?????????? ???????? ??????/??????? ??? ????? ?? ?)
27. Earthquake preparedness (???????? ?????)
I think to come across an earthquake and to remain alive depends on our luck
(???? ?? ????? ??? ???????? ????? ? ??????? ?????? ??????? ?????? ?)
I know the importance of disseminating experiences or knowledge of earthquakes
(?????? ???????? ?????? ???? ?????? ??????? ????? ???? ???? ? ?)
I know the government will provide enough facilities after an earthquake and we will not face problems
(???????? ????? ??? ??????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ???? ? ??????? ???? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ???? ???? ? ?)
I am confident for reconstruction activities from the government after a disaster
(???????? ????? ??? ??????? ??? ??????? ???? ????? ???? ???? ??????? ????? ?)
I know the importance of talking about disasters with neighbours, friends and colleagues
(???????? ?????? ?????? ? ?????????? ???? ??????? ????? ???? ???? ? ?)
I used to listen experts /Disaster Risk Reduction leaders who work or do activities for disaster management
(???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?????????? ????? ????? ???????????? ??? ????? ?? ?)
28. Earthquake adaptation (?????? ????????)
I am aware of the shelter areas and open space where I can evacuate/run in case of an earthquake
(???????? ?????? ??????/???????? ???? ???? ??? ????? ???? ???? ????? ? ?)
I have information about which government office needs to be contacted after an earthquake
(?????? ??? ??? ??????? ???????? ??????? ????? ????? ???? ???? ???? ? ?)
I have knowledge about earthquake prone areas
(???? ???????? ?????????? ????????? ?????? ????? ? ?)
I am getting enough information from INGO/NGO about earthquake.
(???? ?????? ??? ????????? ????????? ?????? ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ?? ?
29. If you want to send us any information, please write here. (??? ?????? ???? ??? ??????? ??????? ????? ????? ????? ??? ???? ????????? ?)

30. If you are willing to share some information about yourself, please fill the fields below. This is not mandatory, and all information you may provide will be treated confidential according to applicable rules and regulations. (??? ???? ????? ?????? ???? ??????? ??? ?????????? ??? ???? ???? ???? ????????? ? ?? ???????? ???, ?????? ????? ??? ????????? ?????????? ??? ???? ??? ????????? ???? ?????? ????? ??? ?)
30.1. Address(???):
30.2. Ward no (????? ?):
30.3. District (??????):
30.4. Contact no (??????? ?):
Canton de Vaud
Swiss University