Indian sub-continent amongst most earthquake prone areas: Government

Updated: Dec 16, 2015, 16:51 IST | PTI

Indian sub-continent is amongst the 'most' earthquake prone areas in the the world and continued collision and seduction of Indian plate cause these tremors, the government said

New Delhi: Indian sub-continent is amongst the 'most' earthquake prone areas in the the world and continued collision and seduction of Indian plate cause these tremors, the government on Wednesday said

In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State for Ministry of Earth Sciences Y S Chowdary said,"The Indian sub-continent is amongst the most earthquake prone areas in the world. Earthquakes occur along the Alpine-Himalayan belt which also runs through the Andaman-Sumatra arc, Indo-Burmese arc and Himalayan arc."

"The continued collision and seduction of Indian plate cause these earthquakes. A few earthquakes also occur within the peninsular shield region of India, which are grouped under intra-plate category and occur due to internal; deformation of
the plate," Chowdary said.

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