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According to a research, there is a gradual rise of the
Himalayas due to the collision of Indian and Tibetan plateaus, making the
region more susceptible to earthquake.
research carried out a few years ago reveals that the Indian plate is pushing
the Tibetan plate in the north. The research also showed that the Indian plate
continues to move northward relative to Asia about 5 cm per year.
A report of
National Aeronatics and space Administration (NASA) on the Himalayan front and
Tibetan plateau states,
"Given the great magnitudes of the blocks of the earth's crust, this is a
remarkable rate that the uplift of the Himalayas is about twice the speed at
which fingernails grow."
another report of NASA, the continuing northward Compressional movement of
India has produced intra-continental thrust responsible for the highest
mountains in the world. The report shows that Mount Everest, the Annapurna
Range and the rest of the Himalayas are still rising, and the region remains
shows that the effects of this collision are widespread, being responsible for
the 2500 km long thrust front of the Himalayas that extends from the Hindu Kush
on the west to the Myanmar Ranges on the east and for the creation of
technically bonded basis like Kashmir and Kathmandu developed on the back
slopes of the frontal thrusts.
there are many seismographic stations operating in the world and the data now
comes rapidly from these stations by telex, computer and satellite. However, no
system has been developed so far to predict earthquakes.