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Hard rocks from Himalaya raise flood risk for millions

26 Apr 2017, PhysOrg; Univ of Edinburgh

Scientists have shown how earthquakes and storms in the Himalaya can raise the impact of deadly floods in one of Earth's most densely populated areas. Large volumes of hard rock dumped into rivers by landslides can increase flood risk up to hundreds of kilometres downstream, potentially affecting millions of people, researchers say.





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