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Tue May 12, 2015, 03:36 AM

CNN-I just reported another Nepal (Namche) quake...7.4

They reported it as breaking news..no link yet

Those poor people

found a link from BBC

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32701385

A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, two weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people.

The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest.

The US Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 7.4. An earthquake on April 25, centred in east Nepal, had a magnitude of 7.8.

The latest tremor was felt as far away as the Indian capital Delhi, as well as Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Strong tremors were felt in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, that was badly damaged in last month's earthquake.

"This is a really big one," Prakash Shilpakar, the owner of a craft shop in Kathmandu, told the Reuters news agency.

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Reply CNN-I just reported another Nepal (Namche) quake...7.4 (Original post)
SoCalDem May 2015 OP
joshcryer May 2015 #1
longship May 2015 #2
joshcryer May 2015 #4
NutmegYankee May 2015 #3
joshcryer May 2015 #5
SoCalDem May 2015 #6
NutmegYankee May 2015 #7

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 05:47 AM

1. How rare are back to back major earthquakes?

Tragic.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2015, 06:04 AM

2. I think when a fault line slips, it can slip again.

Called an aftershock, and they can be big because the fault is in a new configuration which can be unstable. I am not a geologist, but that is my rather simplistic understanding of one who follows science closely. And yes, aftershocks can be big, sometimes even bigger than the original shock.

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Response to longship (Reply #2)

Tue May 12, 2015, 06:14 AM

4. I admit my ignorance.

Never understood that after-quakes could be as bad. This is so tragic. If anything it's sadly tragically hopeful that those abodes that fell won't have anyone living in them. Because of the past destruction.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2015, 06:09 AM

3. Given the geology of the region, i'm surprised they do not have more.

The entire Indian subcontinent is smashing straight into Asia from plate tectonics.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #3)

Tue May 12, 2015, 06:17 AM

5. Past few days have been pretty insane.

One go is enough. Another? Damn.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #3)

Tue May 12, 2015, 02:41 PM

6. Will the Himalayas be taller or shorter from this activity?

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #6)

Tue May 12, 2015, 05:18 PM

7. I would expect shorter.

As the rock is squeezed together, it pushes the mountains upward. When energy is released, the ground should snap downward.

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