New Delhi20 minutes agoAuthor: M. Riaz Hashmi
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95 per cent of the country’s 304 million homes could be hit by an earthquake. Photo- 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
A day after the first 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck western Nepal, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck India’s Arunachal on Thursday. More than three aftershocks of low intensity earthquake hit Nepal in 48 hours. Now a shocking revelation has been revealed in the research of IIT Kanpur regarding earthquake.
According to this, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 to 8.5 can occur in the Himalayan states of India. In 1803, such an earthquake has happened. This situation has arisen due to destabilization of tectonic plates in the Himalayan range.
The earthquake-prone areas are divided into four seismic zones.
Big earthquakes cannot happen in India, this thinking is wrong
Senior Prof., Department of Civil Engineering at IIT. Javed N Malik’s team has been researching earthquakes for a long time. “These types of earthquakes will continue for a long time due to destabilization of tectonic plates,” says Malik. Pvt. Malik said, ‘It is wrong to think that big earthquakes cannot happen in India.’
seismic zone map of india
Pvt. Malik explains the importance of three points regarding the earthquake