Earthquake of 8.2 magnitudes likely to rock Himalayan region, warn MHA

New Delhi: The already ruptured Himalayan region may again have to face an earthquake of 8.2 or greater on the Richter scale, warned Union home ministry's disaster management experts on Tuesday.

The alert from MHA came after quakes of 6.7 magnitudes rocked Manipur region on Monday.

According to the post-Nepal disaster assessment,the tectonic shift a series of these recent earthquakes have caused in the region --Manipur 6.7 (Jan 2016), Nepal 7.3 (May 2015) and Sikkim 6.9 (2011) -- have re-ruptured the plates that had already developed cracks during previous temblors. This has led to conditions which might trigger multiple earthquakes which may go up to 8.0 in magnitude.

News24 Bureau