A giant fault line has just been discovered in Bangladesh that has the potential to produce a “Mega-Thrust” 9.0 Earthquake that could wipe out tens of millions of people. This report comes as scientists and Researchers placed hundreds of highly accurate GPS receivers in locations across India, Bangladesh and Myanmar and monitored them over a ten year period.  The recent findings from Dr Michael Steckler and his team of scientists from Columbia University were published in the journal Nature.

The experts discovered that millions of tonnes of sediment from the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers had been dumped into the megathrust fault, where one of the earth’s plates is being pushed under another. These type of Mega-Thrust faults create the largest earthquakes and was responsible for the 2004 Indian Ocean disaster which almost wiped out Banda Aceh as well as the 2011 Japanese earthquake. Both of these events resulted in massive Tsunami waves as the epicentre was far out to sea.