The May 12 7.3 magnitude aftershock was one of many that followed the April 25 earthquake that shook Nepal. Why is this part of the world such a hotbed of tectonic activity?

Source: video.nationalgeographic.com

This video is in a series by National Geographic designed to show the geography behind the current events–especially geared towards understanding the physical geography.  Check out more videos in the ‘101 videos‘ series here.   

 

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