Earthquake strikes Manali today morning: Why the Himalayas are more prone to temblor?

Earthquake strikes Manali today morning: Here's why the Himalayas are more prone to temblor?
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An earthquake of 4.3 magnitudes was reported near Manali in Himachal Pradesh this morning. This comes according to India’s National Center for Seismology.

The epicentre of this earthquake was 108 km north-northwest (NNW) of Manali, as per the agency. The earthquake struck at 6:02 AM IST at a depth of 10 km from the surface.

The Himalayas are among the most seismically active regions in the world. Scientists call this a result of an ongoing collision between two continental plates: the Indian and the Eurasian.

As per the experts, the Indian plate continually marches northward a few centimetres each year and with each jerky advance, earthquakes of varying intensity can be seen.

This is the major reason behind the 2015 devastating Nepal earthquake that had claimed thousands of lives.

And this release or geologic shift usually occurs along the boundary between the two plates, known as the Main Himalayan Thrust.


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