Earth Science | Magazine Articles | VOL.11, ISSUE 69, November-December 2011 |

Indian Plate Movement | Earthquake and Tsunami Risk Zones

Identifying Tsunami Risk Zones  The concept of plate tectonics is the most satisfying explanation for a majority of earthquakes. The basic idea of plate tectonics involves earth’s outermost part, the lithosphere (100-200 km thick), which consists of several large and fairly stable slabs - the plates. Boundaries of these plates are the seismic belts of the world. At the mid oceanic ridges, upwelling of lava is a continual process. This molten rock creates new sea floor on either side of...

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