Why the May 12 Nepal quake is called an aftershock

The May 12, 2015 earthquake of 7.3 magnitude that struck 68 km west of Namche Bazar, close to Mount Everest is an aftershock of the April 25 Nepal quake of 7.9 magnitude that has till date killed over 8,000 people and injured many thousands and renderedseveral thousands more homeless. The magnitude of aftershocks will always … Continue reading Why the May 12 Nepal quake is called an aftershock

Editorial: The killer aftershock

Published in The Hindu on February 25, 2011 Barely six months after Christchurch, New Zealand's second largest city, was struck by a 7 magnitude earthquake, the city was the target of another quake of 6.3 magnitude on Tuesday. This one, the sixth aftershock of last year's tremor, turned out to be a killer. Prime Minister … Continue reading Editorial: The killer aftershock