A massive earthquake measuring 7.5 on richter scale today jolted north India, with panic-stricken people rushing out of houses and buildings that shook during the temblor lasting almost a minute.
James Ni, a seismologist at the New Mexico State University, said he and colleagues hoped to deploy 70 seismometers across Myanmar in 2017 to get a better image of the apparently subducting slab. "We don't have a good idea of its geometry, we don't know how far it goes down," Ni said.
The earthquake occured at the depth of 190 kms
"We don't know how long it will take to build up steam because we don't know how long it was since the last one," he said. "We can't say it's imminent or another 500 years. But we can definitely see it building," Steckler said.
Pakistani paramilitary soldiers observe the damaged wall of a fort used by security forces after an earthquake in Peshawar on October 26, 2015. At least 17 people including eight children were killed in Pakistan when a 7.5 magnitude quake struck in Afghanistan October 26, officials said. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED
Quake measures 7.5 on the Richter scale with an epicentre at Hindukush region, the government said