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what' is earthquake?''[edit | edit source]

Earthquake is due to the exertion of force which is caused due to the collision of two convergent plates and also due to volcanic eruption,also because of human interventions like constructing reservoir, nuclear explosion and mining activities.

Earthquake in India[edit | edit source]

on 26th jan 2001, a village named Bhuj in Gujarat, India has faced a severe earthquake in history of India. which has recorded as 7.7 magnitude in Richter scale it is one of the deadliest natural disaster which resulted in great loss of lives and damage to the properties.

The cause for the earthquake was due to the movement of Indo-Eurasian plates and due to the human activities like constructing reservoirs and digging many bore wells.