Saturday, April 28, 2007

Earthquake Warning Issued for Buhutan




The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has isuued a warning for the Indo-Bhutan border in Assam that there is a possibility of an earthquake greater than a magnitude of 7 occuring in the near future.

The GSI noted heavy plate movement in the Himalayan foothills, the reverse flow of hill water streams in Ultapani and creation of tectonic ponds at Toporjhana, Majbhandar and Magarbeel as significant indications of a quake.

Noting that it was difficult to predict the time of such a quake, Mazumdar revealed that his team of GSI scientists had been conducting studies in the area since 2005, when there were the first indications of such a temblor.

The GSI alerted authorities in Kokrajhar district to stop construction in the area.

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