A disastrous earthquake of magnitude 6.9 (ML) struck the Sikkim–Nepal border at 18:11 IST on 18 September 2011. The earthquake left behind a trail of death and devastation, killing about 100 persons, injuring more than 1000, and rendering more than 20,000 homeless. It was located at Latitude 27.723 °N and Longitude 88.064 °E in the India–Nepal border region, with an estimated focal depth of 19.7 km. The fault plane solution shows Nodal Plane 1 having strike N220°, dip 78°, and slip 0°, whereas Nodal Plane 2 corresponds to strike 130°, dip 90°, and Slip (rake) 168°. The...

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