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A kink in the fault line explains why the Himalayas keep growing

In a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, the scientists show that a kink in the regional fault line below Nepal explains why the highest mountains in the Himalayas are seen to grow between earthquakes.
The researchers, from the UKs Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET), as well as academics from the USA and France, also demonstrate that the rupture on the fault stopped 11km below Kathmandu.
This indicates that another major earthquake could take place within a shorter timeframe than the centuries that might be expected for the area.

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Experts warn of more great quakes in the Himalayas

In a new study, a team of researchers has discovered that massive earthquakes in the range of 8 to 8.5 magnitudes on the Richter scale have left clear ground scars in the central Himalayas.
This ground-breaking discovery by scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has huge implications for the area along the front of the Himalayan Mountains, given that the region has a population density similar to that of New York City.

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