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Himalayas should brace for ‘mega quake’ this century

01 January 2013

A ‘mega earthquake’ is likely to strike the Himalayas this century, causing catastrophic landslides and floods and killing more than 40,000 people, Indian and US geologists have warned.

Scientists from the National Geophysical Research Institute of India and Stanford University, United States, analysed the fault that separates the Asian and Indian continental plates….

Read more: http://www.scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/natural-disasters/news/himalayas-should-brace-for-mega-quake-this-century-.html

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Written by csirindia

January 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Posted in NGRI

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