Earthquake Potency!

Nepal Earthquake [image credit: BBC] The research suggests that both magnitude and frequency of earthquakes are related to plate collision speed. Earthquakes that happen in densely populated mountainous regions, such as the Himalaya, spell bigger earthquakes because of a fast tectonic-plate collision, according to a new study reported at Phys.org. Researchers from Geophysical Fluid Dynamics […]

via Earthquakes in the Himalayas are bigger than in the Alps because tectonic plates collide faster — Iowa Climate Science Education

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