An earthquake in southern India has killed at least six people and injured hundreds more, but experts warn that even if you’re at a distance from the epicenter of the tremor, you may still need to brace for the damage.
According to a new report from the World Health Organization, the temblor struck just a few hours after the devastating quake in Nepal on November 14, and there’s no evidence that the tremors were triggered by natural forces.
Instead, the report says that the earthquake was triggered by an unstable, overland movement of rock in the Himalayas.
The WHO said in a statement that the quake caused the destruction of about 100 houses and injured some 3,000 people, but it didn’t say how many people died.
“While no single event can account for all of the deaths and injuries caused by earthquakes, the overwhelming number of cases are from landslides and other natural events,” the statement reads.
The report also says that while the earthquake is still ongoing, the country’s geology and terrain have made it more vulnerable to earthquakes.
“This suggests that, while there is an increase in the likelihood of further landslides, the increase in earthquake risk is small compared to the magnitude of the earthquake,” the WHO report reads.
Experts say the magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Nepal killed more than 4,000 and injured over 4,300 people, as well as injuring some 6,000 others.