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Answer Writing Assignment(28-04-2020)

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Identify earthquake prone regions of India. Explain why they are prone to frequent earthquakes. (12 Marks 200 Words)


  • Indian subcontinent is always well known for the destructing earth quake.
    Geographical statistics shows that almost 54% of the land is prone to earth quakes.
    Recently, India categorised its regions into four zones based on the intensity of the earth quake. Earlier it was categorised as six zones.
    According to the new zoning, zone five categorised as highly prone to earth quake and zone two categorise as low prone to earth quake.
    Zone five includes the region of kashmir, Western and central himalayas, North Eastern region and Rann of kutch.
    Compared to zone five, zone 4 is less prone to earthquake which includes Indo-gangetic basin, National capital region, Jammu and Kashmir, North Bihar and Maharashtra, pagan area.
    Zone three and zone two are moderate and low risk zone which includes Andaman and Nicobar, Western Himalaya. Zone two contains the rest of India.
    The main reason for the high proximity to the earth quake is the collision between the Indo-australian plate and Eurasian plate. Due to internal convection current Indo-australian plate is moving towards the Eurasian plate whic makes the Indian subcontinent vulnerable to earth quake.
    We know the earth quake that shook the Nepal few years ago. So the Government has to take preemptive measures such as earth quake warning signal in high prone areas and aware the public about the measures that have to take during an earth quake. By doing these we can reduce the casualties during an earth quake.

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