Earthquakes in Bhutan
In Bhutan earthquakes can be strong and cause heavy damages in a circle of dozens of kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur above average, but not excessively often.
11 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes. Back to overview: Bhutan
Earthquakes in Bhutan since 1950The strongest earthquake in Bhutan happened on 09/21/2009 in the region Tashigang with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 5 km resulted in 11 deaths.
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. . doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
. Several data have been summarized and translated.
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