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Raising Kathmandu

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On 25 April 2015 northern Nepal shifted up to 7 m southward and Kathmandu was raised by 1 m. The causal earthquake failed to fully rupture the main fault beneath the Himalaya and hence a large earthquake appears to be inevitable in Nepal's future.

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Figure 1: The 25 April 2015 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal.


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Bilham, R. Raising Kathmandu. Nature Geosci 8, 582–584 (2015).

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