Scientists pinpoint unbroken section of Nepal fault line and show why Himalayas grow
- January 15, 2016
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A 'kink' in fault explains long-term growth of the world's highest mountains in years between earthquakes, scientists have discovered. Satellite technology shows the Himalayas have subsided by up to 60cm after the April 2015 disaster. The rupture in fault line stopped 11km below Kathmandu, suggesting earthquake hazard remains.