Nepal earthquake: such huge aftershocks are rare

  • Nicholas Rawlinson

Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

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The 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on May 12, just weeks after the devastating 7.8 magnitude event, should be classed as an aftershock rather than a second earthquake. Although there are relatively few examples of such big aftershocks in history, the tragic events in Nepal demonstrate that we must always be prepared for them.

 

Period15 May 2015

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