News > Magnitude 8 earthquake to hit Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand soon? NGRI sounds alarm
Magnitude 8 earthquake to hit Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand soon? NGRI sounds alarm
24/03/2023 08:43 AM | Click to read full article
NGRI's Chief Scientist Dr N Purnachandra Rao said that due to the movement of the tectonic plates, there is a lot of stress built up in the Himalayan region, which might cause a massive earthquake of over 7 magnitude. Dr Rao also said that the Indian plate is moving by around 5 cm per year, increasing stress along the Himalayas and increasing the possibility of a higher-intensity earthquake hitting India soon, with Himachal or Uttarakhand, possibly Nepal, being the epicenter.