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'Part of India slid underneath Nepal'

A part of India slid one foot to 10 feet northwards and underneath Nepal in a matter of seconds during the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit the Himalayan country on Saturday, a U.S. scientist has said.

“Saturday’s slip took place over an area about 1,000 to 2,000 square miles over a zone spanning the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara in one direction, and almost the entire Himalaya mountain width in the other,” said Colin Stark, Lamont Associate Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. “A part of India slid about one [foot] to 10 feet northwards and underneath Nepal in a matter of seconds.”

“The part below Bihar slid under Nepal along a zone from Bharatpur, through Hetauda, to Janakpur,” he said.

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