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Big quake coming in Himalayan Region: Warns MHA India

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posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 03:18 AM
After the recent earthquake in Northeast India, the Indian Home Ministry's Disaster management experts have warned of a biggie of 8.2 or more in the near future.

Here's the link: Times of India

xperts have warned of a bigger catastrophe, earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.2 or greater on the Richter scale which may hit the already ruptured Himalayan region.
They say quakes with higher intensity than the one that struck Manipur on Monday are likely to rock the region in future. 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 which may go up to 8.0 in magnitude.

posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 06:41 AM
Man, they got all those nice old stone buildings in India. What a shame. I wonder how populated that area is? Will there be a lot of casualties?

posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 12:01 AM
This article would be just as valid if it was written 100 years ago, or 100 years in the future. Like all seismically active regions there is always a risk, and in writing this they made sure it was full of disclaimer words like, might, may, could, etc...

We know there is a constant threat here, just like the Cascadia in the Pacific Northwest and so many other regions around the world. But nobody can predict when they will happen.

So yes, the title is factually correct because it will happen. It's just that they know as much about the timing of it as a fortune teller gazing at a crystal ball.

posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 12:38 AM
a reply to: rickymouse

Yes. Most of the region is quite populated and buildings are old with heavy stones.

Whenever this happens, casualties will be huge. And it will be very difficult to reach these places in the aftermath of an earthquake. So delay in help and relief will add to the losses

posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 12:50 AM
a reply to: anxietydisorder

While it's true that no one can accurately predict when the next one comes, dunno how they calculated the magnitude to be above 8

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