Recently an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 shook the northeastern region of India, where I live. After the earthquake, the climate has changed dramatically resulting in excessive hail showers, thunderstorms and heavy rain, continuously for 11 days until now.

It is the time for the usual monsoon period, but the weather is quite unusual. Can an earthquake affect the weather; is this kind of behaviour a common after-effect?


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Apparently there is no relation of earthquakes with the weather. But in a book, "Earthquakes- mitigation by Tatsch" there are several precursors associated with ponding earthquakes. One is unusual weather. Some of these precursors are pre- and some post-earthquakes. Your cited earthquake may have some relation with it.

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    $\begingroup$ It's a 40 year old reference. Do you have any reference to modern research on the topic? $\endgroup$
    – user2821
    Jun 1, 2016 at 8:59
  • $\begingroup$ +1'd for this research effort $\endgroup$ Aug 6, 2016 at 17:04

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