Essay Writing Topics on EARTHQUAKES

English_Master April 3, 2016 No Comments
EARTHQUAKES In 1993 there was a severe earthquake in Latur in Maharashtra. It was followed by Chamoli in Uttaranchal and the most devastating one on 26th January, 2001 in Kutch in Gujarat. A few days before this there was a severe one in El Salvador. Some days after the Gujarat quake there was one in Kobe in Japan. There were tremors in Afghanistan Bangalore, Assam, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and many parts of Himalayan region. The worst quake was in Kolkata in 1737.3 lakhs people were killed. 1000 people were killed in Srinagar in 1828. Indo- Nepal border quake took a toll of 10,700. In 1950 Assam quake took the lives of 1530 people. There may be a million quakes a year. But they are much below the sea and earth surface. The energy released by a sizeable earthquake is near about 10,000 times more than the Hiroshima atom bomb. Earth’s surface consists of seven large rigid plates. There are an equal number of small plates. These plates move slowly past one an­other. The motion stretches rocks at the edge of the plates. If the force is great the rocks break and shift this cause an earthquake. The breaks are known as faults. The place where the faults occur...
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