800,000 could die from magnitude 8 earthquake in Himalayas

October 10, 2013INDIA - Over 800,000 people may die if an earthquake measuring eight on the Richter scale occurs in the seismically active Himalayan states from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh, National Disaster Management Authority’s Vice Chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy has warned. The entire Himalayan belt is seismically very active and during a short span of 53 years between 1897 and 1950, four major earthquakes, (Shillong in 1897, Kangra in 1905, Bihar-Nepal in 1934 and Assam in 1950) exceeding magnitude eight on the Richter scale occurred in the region causing vast devastation. “No such earthquake has occurred since 1950. Studies indicate that enough strains have accumulated to generate magnitude 8 or larger earthquakes in the Himalayan region. If an earthquake of magnitude eight occurs in the Himalayan states, eight to nine lakh people may lose their lives,” the NDMA vice chief told PTI. When and where such an earthquake would occur is not known and therefore, the best approach to face such an eventuality was to work for developing an earthquake-resilient society, Reddy said. –India West
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3 Responses to 800,000 could die from magnitude 8 earthquake in Himalayas

  1. Nu says:

    I subscribed to this sites Earthquake Monitoring RSI feed. http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php There are swarms of earthquakes all over the world over the past 24 hours or so

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  2. feedscrn says:

    from article:
    “The entire Himalayan belt is seismically very active and during a short span of 53 years between 1897 and 1950, four major earthquakes, (Shillong in 1897, Kangra in 1905, Bihar-Nepal in 1934 and Assam in 1950) exceeding magnitude eight on the Richter scale occurred in the region causing vast devastation.”

    but does the government evacuate? no!! not by any means. fools.

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  3. Irene C says:

    A super cyclone is ready to hit India. This is fairly rare as not many storms of this magnitude hit this part of the world.

    Phailin on Course to Devastate India This Weekend

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/phailin-on-course-to-devastate-1/18611884

    India is expected to suffer catastrophic impacts from Severe Tropical Cyclone Phailin in less than 12 hours.
    Destructive winds well over 160 kph (100 mph) and flooding rain of at least 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) is expected across a wide area. There will be a crippling storm surge of 4-6 meters (14-20 feet), as well as wind gusts to 250 kph, near the landfall point of Phailin which is expected across northeastern India Saturday morning EDT.

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