Three strong earthquakes were felt in north India in a month, reigniting the debate on a possible mega Himalayan quake.
Scientists have reiterated the possibility of a strong earthquake in the Himalayan region. Reports say it can exceed a magnitude of 8.5.
Experts said a similar quake struck the region between the 14th and 15th century. It also may have opened up a 600 km fissure below the surface.
Researchers believe that a strain has built up under the Himalayan region, increasing the possibility of a mega earthquake.
Scientists said the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, which claimed 9,000 lives, failed to release the strain under the Himalayas.
While scientists can not accurately predict when the earthquake may strike, a 2018 study suggested it could happen ‘any time in the future.’