Nepal earthquake: such huge aftershocks are rare

Nicholas Rawlinson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2015


  • Earthquakes
  • Christchurch earthquake
  • Nepal earthquake 2015


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