Despite Massive Quake Nepal Fault Remains “Nearly Fully Locked”: AIR Members Public

The fault that caused the massive Nepalese earthquake on Saturday remains essentially stuck, gathering energy that could cause similar catastrophic events. “The repeat occurrence of large earthquakes along [Main Himalaya thrust fault zone] (MHT) indicates that the MHT is nearly fully locked,” according to a statement from catastrophe modelling firm

Chris Westfall