Experts: Stronger quake in Nepal may be yet to come

An engineer who works on earthquake risks said Monday the 7.8-magnitude temblor that struck on Saturday may not be the Big One for Nepal.


"We were expecting an 8-magnitude to happen along the Himalayas, this is not it," GeoHazards International's Hari Kumar said.


Kumar is the Southeast Asia regional coordinator for the non-profit group that works on assessing and managing quake risks worldwide. Immense seismic pressure is still building up along the Nepal-India border, and he said, "The stress which was developing west of this earthquake has not been released."


פרסום ראשון: 04.27.15, 17:38