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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Risk of future Nepal earthquake increases

Posted by Anup Baral January 10, 2017 :
Nepal is at risk of another major earthquake that could affect millions of people and cause more destruction than the quake that occurred in 2015,a new study has warned. The study, published in the journals Nature Geoscience and Science, found that the 25 April earthquake which struck Gorkha, near the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu, earlier this year did not release all of the pent-up stress that had built up over hundreds of years, but instead transferred some of it west towards Nepal's border with India. The Gorkha earthquake killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 18,000, according to the Nepal Red Cross Society.

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