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Why are Aftershocks Good not Bad?

Yesterday Kathmandu experienced 11 aftershocks of the large earthquake occurred on 25 April. It has increased since day before. However people have responded positively. They have already returned in their usual lifestyle. Because they have understood that the number of aftershocks can not threaten their life.

If we study the previous large earthquake occurred in the different countries of the world, we can easily know the fact that high number of aftershocks ensures the least possibility of the high magnitude earthquake. Below are the number of aftershocks of some of the largest earthquakes of the world:

1. ‘The Van Earthquake 2011’ occurred in Turkey gave about 115 aftershocks.
2. ‘2010 Haiti Earthquake’ experienced about 52 aftershocks.
3. ‘2010 Chile Earthquake’ had about 10,000 aftershocks throughout the year.
4. ‘2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami’ experienced more than 1000 aftershocks.
5. ‘2012 Indian Ocean Earthquakes’ gave more about 111 aftershocks.

‘Nepal Earthquake 2015’ has given around 143 aftershocks so far. They are not more than 5 magnitudes. The earthquake less than 6 magnitudes is not harmful. So there is no matter of worry at all.
Rediscovered by Don Prince

Disclaimer: This post has been created to give relief to the people of Nepal who are fearful to the earthquake. It does not guarantee that there won’t be another large earthquake in Nepal.  Common people and the concerned authorities should be cautious towards the earthquake which is natural and may happen anywhere and any time.}.


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