Fears a catastrophic earthquake is building today grew after a fourth major tremor struck the same region in just 48 hours. There have been three large earthquakes recorded today after Myanmar was rocked yesterday – when tremors were felt as far as 500 miles away at the national park in India where the Royal couple Kate and William were visiting.
Scientists say there has been an above average number of significant earthquakes across south Asia and the Pacific since the start of the year. The increased frequency has sparked fears of a repeat of the Nepal quake of 2015, when 8,000 people died, or even worse. Roger Bilham, seismologist of University of Colorado, said: “The current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude. “And if they delay, the strain accumulated during the centuries provokes more catastrophic mega earthquakes.” FULL REPORT