Historical Earthquakes in Nepal: Overview

Nepal lies in the central part of Himalaya Range, one of the most seismically active zones in the world. Nepal has a long history of devastating earthquake. The reason behind this is the subduction of Indian plate underneath the Eurasian plate. This subduction causes convergence which is absorbed by convergence across the plate boundary resulting different magnitude earthquake. This article provides a brief overview of the destructive earthquakes that have happened in the past.

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