Nepal earthquake: Tent cities spring up
The tremor also _____ (released, put off, unlocked) avalanches on Mount Everest, which killed at least 17 people and injured 61 others.
Efforts to dig victims out from under the rubble
of collapsed buildings in Kathmandu continued.
The Nepali Times said that some people who had _____ (a risky or daring journey) back to their homes had decided to spend another night in tents.
_____ (death numbers) and _____ (victims, wounded) figures are likely to rise over the coming days, and the risk of landslides on slopes made unstable by the quake mean that the danger is far from passed.
Ancient texts mention a number of major earthquakes, but locating them on the ground is _____ (louche) difficult.
Saturday's magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck
to the north-west of Kathmandu.
The last time the fault ruptured
at this location was in back in 1344
The last rupture there was in 1934, hinting strain might accumulate westward.
Now, history has repeated itself, with the 1934 fault transferring strain westwards along the fault
, which has finally been released today, 81 years later.
And, worryingly, the team warns there could be more to come. "Early calculations suggest that Saturday's magnitude-7.8 earthquake is probably not big enough to rupture all the way to the surface, so there is still likely to be more strain stored, and we should probably expect another big earthquake to the west and south of this one in the coming decades," says Bollinger.