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Post by Rockhopper on Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:59 pm

A look at why there are more 'quakes in the Hymalayas.

Hurricanes and tornadoes have seasons, but do earthquakes? They do in the Himalayas, and it's during the winter.

For years, seismologists had observed that far more earthquakes shook the massive Asian mountain range in the winter months than in the summer, but they couldn't pinpoint the cause of this seasonal change.

A new study of GPS and satellite data presented last month at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union has connected the increase in earthquake activity to the monsoon season that drenches the region each summer.

When it rains, it shakes

The Himalayas are a highly quake-prone region because of the stresses building up between the Indian and Eurasian plates as India continues to drive into Asia.

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Post by Agartha on Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:49 am

Wow...I would have never thought that just a 'bit' of rain could move mountains..... literally!
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Post by Rockhopper on Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:37 pm

Yep Ags the power of nature is sometimes amazing!

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