Wednesday 11 September 2013

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake in Arunachal Pradesh, India.

A Magnitude 4.4 Earthquake at a depth of 43.6 km occurred in southeast Arunachal Pradesh State, northwest India, close to the border with Bhutan, slightly before 5.30 pm local time (slightly before noon GMT) on Monday 9 September 2013, according to the United States Geological Survey. An Earthquake of this size occurring at this depth is unlikely to have caused any damage or casualties, but may have been felt locally.

The approximate location of the 9 September 2013 Arunachal Pradesh Earthquake. Google Maps.

Northwest India is on the northern part of the Indian Plate, close to its boundary with Eurasia. India is moving northward, pushing into Eurasia at a rate of 40 mm a year. This causes quakes on both plates, as well as the folding and uplift that has created the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau.

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