Scientists of National Centre for Seismology have predicted chances of strong Richter Scale Eight earthquake in Garhwal Himalaya range. The lowlands will be worst affected by the earthquake, according to the scientists. Dr. Vineet Gahlaut, Director, National Centre for Seismology, claims that enough energy is saved after several small earthquakes erupting in the region. No strong earthquake has struck the region in last 700 years. Dehradun lies in a higher risk if strong earthquake erupts.