Earthquake with 8.5 magnitude could hit Himalaya Region Anytime – Warning

Himalaya region could be shake in future with 8.5 or upper magnitude – warning from scientist. In detail, a team of scientist has published a journal, where they have mentioned that an earthquake of 8.5 magnitude can take place in central Himalayas anytime. 

The study is published Geological Journal was led by seismologist C.P. Rajendran of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bengaluru.

IANS reported that the researchers have based their study on geological data and maps released by the Geological Survey of India and Google Earth as well as imagery from space agency Isro’s Cartosat-1 satellite.

The analysis, the researchers say, “compels us to conclude that a great earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or more that occurred between 1315 and 1440 had unzipped a stretch of about 600 km (the length of central seismic gap from Bhatpur to beyond Mohana Khola) in the central Himalayas with an average slip (or displacement) of 15 metres“.

“An earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or more is overdue in this part of the Himalayas, given the long-elapsed time.

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