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Lineament: Cause of Assam Earthquakes

An unfamiliar lineament is the major factor behind frequent earthquakes in the Sonitpur area of Assam. According to Geological Survey of India (GSI), the earthquakes in the region are frequent due to the following reasons: East-West Trending Atherkhet Fault Nrthwest-Southeast Trending Kopili Fault North-south trending Lineament The GSI has said that the Lineament is the ..

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Tajikistan

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit Tajikistan on February 12, 2020. The tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh. The seismology department at first gave the epicentre as Amritsar because of software error later confirmed epicentre as Tajikistan. What is an Earthquake? Shaking of the surface of the Earth because of ..

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Earthquake in Leh: Reasons, Causes, Effects of recent frequent tremors in North India

On October 6, 2020, a tremor of 5.4 magnitude occurred in Ladakh at a depth of 10 kilometres. This was reported by National Centre for Seismology. There were no reports of injuries and damages. Highlights Ladakh also faced an earthquake of magnitude 3.7 on the Ritcher scale in late September 2020. Apart from Ladakh, other ..

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