Devastating Earthquake Hits India
Earthquakes magnitude measured at 6.7 on the Richter Scale
At least nine people died in and earthquake that struck in the middle of the night. Thankfully the epicenter of the quake was around 13 miles away from the nearest city, Imphal, a city with over 200000 residents. There was only one building that collapsed was in Imphal which was a newly built six story building. But many buildings were greatly weakened. Also in the nearby city Bangladesh three people died and many more injured. A 23 year old man died of a stroke because of the quake and 2 more died because of simaler reasons.
As you can see from the graph above there has been a 40.5% increase in earthquakes from 1989 to present . As some background information earthquakes are caused by the convergence of tectonic plates