Mizoram quakes

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  • July 13, 2020
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Mizoram quakes

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains I and III – Physical Geography; Natural Hazards and Disaster

In news: 

  • Mizoram experienced at least eight moderate earthquakes between June 21 and July 9. 
  • The epicentre of most of these quakes was beneath Champhai district bordering Myanmar. 
  • What is important here is – the Mizoram quake zone was caught between two geological faults – Churachandpur Mao Fault and the Mat Fault. 

Do you know? 

  • Faults are discontinuities or cracks that are the result of differential motion within the earth’s crust. 
  • Vertical or lateral slippage of the crust along the faults causes an earthquake. 

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