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Nepal-India Earthquake Risk

There is an increased risk of a future major earthquake in an area that straddles the west of Nepal and India

There is an increased risk of a future major earthquake in an area that straddles the west of Nepal and India, scientists warn. New data has revealed that the devastating quake that hit Nepal in April did not release all of the stress that had built up underground, and has pushed some of it westwards.

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The Science Hour was presented by Gareth Mitchell with comments from Jonathan Webb.
Producer: Deborah Cohen

(Photo: Nepal earthquake 2015. Credit: Getty Images)

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