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Why Nepal? Science Explains Devastating Earthquake

The powerful earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday happened on a "thrust fault," according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which is when one part of the Earth's crust is being thrust underneath another. "The basics of the geology of the region are you have the Indian tectonic plate being thrust and pushed underneath the Eurasian continental plate, and because these two plates are moving toward each other . . . this force builds up over time,  said John Bellini, a...

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