posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 04:46 PM
According to Colorado geologist Roger Bilham and his colleagues there are at least one or possibly as many as seven mag 8.1 to 8.3 earthquakes overdue
along the Himalayas. More than a million people could be killed in a single quake and 50 million people are at risk.
Rocky Mountain News: Geologist says Himalayan quakes
could kill millions
October 11, 2005
Saturday's 7.6-magnitude earthquake occurred in a region where University of Colorado geologist Roger Bilham says 50 million people are at risk from
great Himalayan quakes.
More than a million people could be killed if a great earthquake occurs near one of the megacities in the Ganges River plain, Bilham wrote. The
capital cities of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and several others with more than a million inhabitants are vulnerable, according to
Bilham, who has studied the region for more than 25 years.
Saturday's quake occurred 55 miles north-northeast of Islamabad, Pakistan, at a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the geological survey. At least one
- and possibly as many as seven - magnitude 8.1 to 8.3 earthquakes are overdue along the Himalayas, Bilham and his colleagues concluded.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
This is really bad news for the people living in that area. We may not have seen the worst yet. The Mag 7.6/7.7 quake last Saturday may have killed
50,000 people. We could have another big one soon. One that might be worse.
Related ATS links:
Magnitude 7.6 Eartquake Rocks Pakistan
NEWS: Strong Earthquake Rocks Pakistan
NEWS: 30,000 Now Believed Dead After Sub-Continent Earthquake
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[edit on 2006/8/19 by Hellmutt]