Over the past few years, the Himalaya has experienced a number of devastating natural disasters, including a 7.5 magnitude Pakistan-Afghanistan earthquake in 2015, a glacial lake outburst flood in northern Bhutan in 2015, floods in Uttarakhand in 2013 that left nearly 6,000 dead and more than 100,000 people trapped by landslides, damaged roads, and flooded conditions, and the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal in 2015 that killed more than 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000.

Four dominant hazards exist in the region: earthquakes, fires, flooding, and landslides. Previous studies have shown geographic differences with each of these hazards. Our project will synthesize remote sensing-derived products to map the frequency and magnitude of each of these hazards.