Monday, 4 January 2016

Earthquake hits India

[From the BBC] An earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude has hit northeast India, near its borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh

The quake hit at 04:35 local time (23:05 GMT Sunday) about 29km (18 miles) northwest of Imphal, the capital of Manipur state, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Strong tremors have been felt across the region. The earthquake was originally reported to have measured 6.8 magnitude.

More on the BBC website >>
The USGS report >>>
More about the earthquake on the Jay Patton website >>

More Teaching resources:
The India Asia collission in a animation >> 
Plate tectonics on en interactive map >> 
The Himalayas tectonics explained >>>

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