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Very Destructive Earthquake May Soon Hit North India

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The Union home ministry’s disaster management team has warned that earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.0 or more on the Richter scale are likely to hit the Himalayan region.

Image via city-data.com
Image via city-data.com

The tectonic shift a series of these recent earthquakes have caused in the region — Manipur 6.7 (Jan 2016), Nepal 7.3 (May 2015) and Sikkim 6.9 (2011) — have re-ruptured the plates that had already developed cracks during previous temblors. This has led to conditions which might trigger multiple earthquakes up to 8.0 in magnitude.

Nepal Earthquake Image via startribune.com
Nepal Earthquake Image via startribune.com

Over the past 200 years there have been at least seven major earthquakes in the Himalayan belt.