Thursday, October 18, 2018
Assam

Land


Earth quake

Earth quakes occur in the region of marked instability of the crust of the earth. Most of the earth quakes in India originate in Himalayan zone. At the western extremity, where the main Himalayas meet the Baluchistan area of mountains, and in the eastern extremity, where the Burmese area meets the Eastern Himalayas, the crust is most unstable. As such, the Baluchistan and Assam areas are most susceptible to earth movements. Another zone of instability occurs along the margin of the Shillong plateau.

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