Earthquake Red Alert For All Rescue Teams, From Doug Copp

I just received an earthquake alert from the United Nations. My comments are in italics. See the email below.

The UN provided some of the data; however, they state that they leave the interpretation of the data, to an expert. I am providing that expertise.

In my reply to the United Nations I told them that they had excluded the most important information; that is, which population areas are on the epicenter side of the mountains. My reply is below:

There will be buildings collapsing from earthquake waves, landslides, rockslides, avalanches, floods, mudslides and various other calamities depending upon the altitude, the slope, temperature and most importantly which side of the mountains you are located.

This will be a devastating earthquake with minimal possibilities of mitigation and/or management; due to terrain, geo-political concerns, lack of access and the sheer danger caused by aftershocks. Many remote areas will receive no help.

The most important thing to know is simple: The population on the earthquake source side (epicenter) of the mountain will be devastated. The population on the other side of the mountain will be protected from the earthquake waves, by the mountains.

Do you know which population areas are on the earthquake source side (epicenter) of the mountain? This is where ALL rescue and disaster mitigation resources need to focus.

ARTI/doug copp have had a long history (10 years) of helping to train rescue/disaster mitigation and population survival methods, to Nepal. We have put resources in place; before, this earthquake occurred.

doug copp

American Rescue Team International

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In a message dated 4/25/2015 3:25:43 A.M. Atlantic Daylight Time, writes:

Red Earthquake in Nepal

Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6×4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2). Summary

This earthquake is expected to have a high humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude 7.4M, Depth:10km
25 Apr 2015 06:11:26 UTC
6096904 people within 100km
Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.
See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.


Earthquake Event
Magnitude: 7.4 M
Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 110 km (MMI IV)
Source: GEOFON
Location (latitude/longitude): 28.23, 84.74
Time (UTC): 25 Apr 2015 06:11:26
Time (ECT): 25 Apr 2015 08:11:26
Earthquake Impact Details
The earthquake happened in Nepal, Zone of Gandaki (population 1,364,467). The nearest places are Ku-la-ko (11km), Olang (11km), and Kathmandu (770000 people , 81km).

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected. The nearest hydrodams are Kulekhani (81km). The nearest protected areas are Manaslu (11km).

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Gorkha (runway 3600ft, 34km), Mountain (63km), and Bharatpur (runway 3800ft, 68km). There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is 7700m. The area has steep slopes (up to 110 percent) and may be susceptible to landslides.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 109km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2) Affected with damage
200 km 33 million people 263 Likely
100 km 6 million people 194 Very likely
75 km 2.5 million people 143 Very likely
50 km 1 million people 129 Very likely
20 km 100000 people 80 Very likely
10 km 10000 people 32 Very likely


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About doug copp

Prior to 911, I was the most experienced rescue person, in the world. Permanently disabled from 911, I have changed my life-focus towards preventing bureaucracy and vested financial interests from causing the deaths of 200,000 children per year. I am promoting the belief that the lives of children are more important than American Insurance Company Shareholder profits. International Disaster Reduction Institute Institute of International Disaster January 2010 – Present (3 years 10 months)worldwide The world's most experienced Rescuer/Disaster Mitigation Management Expert , crawling inside of 896 collapsed buildings at 100+ disaster events during war, peace and revolution Plus a lifetime of High Adventure; including, an undercover cop. .At almost 3,000 serious life threatening events and the medical survival from enough toxins to kill 200+ people, I am probably the world's leading survivor, from death. Survival Scientist Linkedin Profile: Summary saving lives, reducing suffering. "You must not only be good. You must be wise and wise enough to know who is good." doug copp Sometimes it is NOT enough to do good things must be strong enough to endure the attack...that will follow; especially if you are trying to place children's lives ahead of USA Insurance Company Profits...crawling inside of 896 collapsed buildings helped to give me the courage that it takes; especially, considering that I have been sick every single day; since 911. FYI: USA Insurance companies oppose my 'triangle of life' survival method; because, 90% of the children would survive; instead of 98% dead. This translates into//actuarial tables indicate, survivor's seeking compensation for trauma (physical or mental) with a net result of diminished shareholder return. The insurance Company Executives told us: ” We are in the business of maximizing shareholder return..NOT..saving lives.” The USA School Boards have been told by their Insurance Carriers that their policies would be terminated or the premium would become extreme..if the children are allowed to survive, following my method. I tried to learn: I am responsible for 'what I do' and for 'what I do NOT do'. I am responsible for 'MY actions'. I am not responsible for what other people do. I discovered: that people never regret 'doing the right thing'. They only regret 'doing the wrong thing'. A life devoid of 'something worth dying for', is a life, 'not worth living'. Do all the living you can; while you can. 650,000 people died, at the major disasters I worked at..I have seen things that you cannot imagine. For all the persecution, hatred, violence and disgusting behavior that I have endured; in fighting against, evil, greedy bastards who exploited the helpless and preyed upon people..I am glad that I always did 'the right thing'. I always stood up; many times, by myself; but never alone.. If you can't be YOURSELF then who can you be?
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  2. Disaster Survival Training says:

    I forwarded this email to our City Council and City Manager. Carol Camelot Disaster Readiness Consultant DISASTER SURVIVAL TRAINING Originator of the Six Principles of Disaster Readiness Cellphone (760) 409-6350 FAX (760) 660-4102 Website Member National Society of Newspaper Columnists Website

    Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:24:15 +0000 To:

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