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A giant quake may lurk under Bangladesh and beyond

Potential quake zone. Solid red line indicates an area of about 24,000 square miles that could move during a subduction-zone earthquake, affecting 140 million...

Mounting tension in the Himalaya

Buildings in Kathmandu, Nepal damaged by the April 2015 Gorkha earthquake.Credit: Courtesy of Roger Bilham/CIRES The Gorkha earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. It's...

Deep ‘scars’ from ancient geological events play role in current earthquakes

A proposed perennial plate tectonic map. Present-day plate boundaries (white lines), with hidden ancient plate boundaries that may reactivate to control plate tectonics (yellow...

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