Disaster Events | VOL. 15, ISSUE 90, May-June 2015 |

The Nepal Earthquake

The Mechanics of Devastation

The Himalayan Region is one of the most active tectonic belts of the world with an active continent-continent collision boundary. Seismicity in this region primarily results from the movement and thrust of the Indian and Eurasian plates and the resulting collisions therein. The 25 April, 2015 earthquake that clocked 7.8 on the Richter scale occurred due to a thrust interface between the subducting Indian plate and the preponderant Eurasia plate to the north (USGS, 2015). The northward thrust of the...

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