Earthquake: Repeated Tremors of Earthquakes – Is a Major Catastrophe Imminent? Understand Everything
In recent times, there have been recurring tremors of earthquakes in the mountainous regions of India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bhutan. Particularly, the Himalayan range is experiencing continuous jolts. A significant claim has been made in the research conducted by IIT Kanpur regarding this.
Earthquake: Why are earthquake tremors occurring repeatedly? Is there any major untoward incident going to happen?
In the past 24 hours, nearly six instances of ground-shaking tremors were felt in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Moreover, in Jammu and Kashmir, two consecutive earthquake shocks were felt within a span of just 11 minutes, creating an atmosphere of fear among people. However, no loss of life or property damage has been reported due to the earthquakes.
Recent earthquakes have been occurring repeatedly in the hilly regions of India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bhutan, especially in the Himalayan range. A significant claim has been made in the research conducted by IIT Kanpur. According to the research, there is a possibility of a devastating earthquake occurring in the Himalayan states of India. This earthquake could resemble the ones that occurred in 1505 and 1803. Let’s find out what the research conducted by IIT Kanpur reveals.
Where have earthquakes occurred in the past 24 hours?
Firstly, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday at 2:03 PM.
The second tremor was felt in Leh at around 9:44 PM, with a magnitude of 4.5.
The third jolt occurred near the India-China border in Doda, Jammu and Kashmir, at 9:55 PM, with a magnitude of 4.4. It is worth mentioning that this was the seventh earthquake in the Doda district in the last five days.
The fourth tremor was felt in Eastern Leh. It was felt on Sunday at 2:16 AM, with a magnitude of 4.1.
The fifth shock occurred in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, at 3:50 AM on Sunday, with a magnitude of 4.1.
The sixth earthquake occurred at 8:28 AM on Sunday. The tremors were felt 279 kilometers northeast of Leh. Its magnitude was reported to be 4.3.
Why are earthquakes occurring repeatedly?
To understand this, we spoke to Prof. Javed N. Malik, Senior Professor at the Civil Engineering Department and an expert in Geoscience Engineering at IIT Kanpur. He said, “The tectonic plates in the Himalayan range have become unstable. As a result, such earthquakes will continue to occur for a long time. This time, the occurrence of earthquakes is also a significant factor. These shocks occur on the Himalayan range and their impact can also be seen in Delhi-NCR and neighboring states.”
What did the IIT-K research reveal?
Prof. Javed Malik informed that he and his team have been studying earthquakes for a long time. This situation is becoming worrisome for India. It is incorrect to think that major earthquakes will not occur in India. Prof. Malik explained three points revealed in their study:
1. Possibility of major earthquakes in the Indian Himalayan range: A major earthquake can occur in the Himalayan range, including Nepal, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh. Its magnitude can range from 7.8 to 8.5. This is a significant threat that cannot be ignored.
2. India has entered a seismic period: The question now arises