September 30, 2013
Bangladesh is Earth’s most crowded nation


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Special Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Lamont Research Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Student

With a population exceeding 160 million in an area the size of Iowa, Bangladesh is Earth’s most crowded nation. It also straddles several tectonic plate boundaries. This Bulletin follows geologists as they map a significant fault near the capital, Dhaka, and study how an earthquake on that fault could cause a river to shift dramatically through the populous region.