Images and text: Ali Rehmat Musofir
Hunza-Gojal is located at Attabad fault, and the water seepages in the rock creaks can cause an earthquake or minor shaking.
The sounds could be due to fluctuation in the rocks structure. If there is limestone in the lake area can dissolve in water and produce minor earthquake waves so the changes are inevitable due to the seepage of the water into the loose rock formation.
As Dr.David Petley’s study suggests earthquakes might be one of the most potential failure causes for the lake formed on Hunza River. Proper scientific analysis of the mountains surrounding Attabad is required for strategic planning.