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The Indian subcontinent has a history of devastating earthquakes. Examine the causes of these earthquakes and describe the earthquakes zones of India. (150 Words)

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  • Almost 54% of the Indian subcontinent is vulnerable to earthquake. 20% of world’s earthquake occurs in Mediterranean Himalayan belt

    Causes of earthquake

    Tectonic activity: Indian Plate is moving towards The Eurasian plate and colloids at the north and north east part which result in release of energy and causing earthquake frequently at that zone
    Anthropogenic activities like encroachment into the hilly areas, construction of big buildings on fragile and vulnerable areas

    Earthquakes zones of India

    There are four zones
    Zone 5- very high risk zone – Kashmir, Western Himachal, Uttarakhand, Northeast India, Rann of Kutch
    Zone 4 – high damage area – gangetic plain, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh
    Rest of India falls under zone 3 and zone 2
    zone 3 – moderate damage risk zone
    zone 2 – low damage risk zone
    The earthquake of Latur region in 1993 was one of the examples of devastating earthquake in India

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