Monday, 19 September 2011

Earthquake in the Himalayas

An earthquake (M6.9) struck the Himalayas yesterday, impacting areas of India, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Dave Petley has written two helpful blogs on his 'Landslide Blog' site that give a good insight into the geology and impacts of this earthquake. One thing he discusses is the added effect of landslides following the earthquake. As the earthquake hit at the end of the monsoon season, the ground is already quite saturated promoting ground instability, and further wet weather is due.