KATHMANDU: More than 85 scientists including globally recognised ones are meeting in Kathmandu on Sunday and Monday to mark the first anniversary of the magnitude-7.6 earthquake recorded on April 25 last year.

The National Seismological Centre under the Department of Mines and Geology said as many as 41 international scientists have confirmed their participation in a two-day workshop on lessons learned from the earthquake.

The workshop is aimed at sharing lessons learned from the quake and deliberating on the roadmap of earthquake research in Nepal for safer community and sustainable development.

Renowned geologist Prof Jean-Philippe Avouac and Roger Bilham have also arrived in the Capital present their papers in the workshop, according to the NSC.

The workshop will be inaugurated at 11:56 am on Sunday, the time at which the earthquake had struck many districts of Nepal with its epicenter in Barpak of Gorkha district exactly a year ago (according to the Nepali calendar system).