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Assistant Professor Judith Hubbard warns of stronger earthquakes in Nepal

28 Apr 2015

In an interview with TODAY newspaper, Assistant Professor Judith Hubbard said that the region surrounding Kathmandu might experience more earthquakes in the future. This is because the stress released on Saturday’s quake was less than that accumulated over the past seven centuries.

Earthquakes are more likely to occur in areas to the west, rather than the east of the fault, as energy from the latter region had already been expended during the magnitude 8.1 earthquake in 1934. Yet the occurrence of future quakes in Nepal are difficult to predict, largely due to the lack of monitoring systems in those areas, which are costly to install.

Read more of Assistant Professor Hubbard’s interview here.