The Himalayan region, stretching from Afghanistan to Myanmar, is not new to large earthquakes that result in destruction. Seismicity in the region dominantly results from the continental collision of the Indian plate to the south and the Eurasia plate to the north.
Dr. Yousafzai received his Ph.D. degree from Kent State University in 2005. He is a geoscience/geostrategy professional and has worked in the South and Central Asian regions for the past 20 years. He has published numerous articles on the natural resources, economy, politics and society of Afghanistan and Pakistan.