Thursday, 21 September 2017

Seismology

The hills of the whole zone of the eastern frontier of India including Manipur were built up during the late Pleistocene period and hence isostatic and seismic balances are yet to be attained. Manipur falls in one of the most seismically active zones of the Trans-Asiatic Earthquake Belt. This is of tectonic origin associated with momentary relief of mechanical strain arising from mutual displacement (vertical and horizontal) of separate blocks of lithosphere, Khan et al (1985) believed that the ultramaphic belt along the Indo-Burma border may be a plate boundary between Indian and Burmeses plates.

 

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