Invited by the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) as a member of expert team for earthquake geological hazards, Dr Chen Ningsheng from Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMHE-CAS) partook in and completed geological hazard investigation in the earthquake affected areas of TAR from May 2 to 8, 2015. The investigation examined hazard development and distribution characteristics, as well as level of hazard risks, and provided advice on geological hazard inspection, disaster losses assessment and post-disaster management in the earthquake affected areas. Geological hazard management plan, flood warning equipment installation, as well as community-based early warning system were also proposed for implementation. The advice and suggestions were well received and adopted by concerned government agencies of Tibet autonomous region (TAR).

Together with MrGesangTsering, Vice Chairman of TAR during earthquake investigation (picture by IMHE)