Of all the endless variety of phenomena which nature presents to our senses, there is none that fills our minds with greater wonder than that inconceivably complex movement which, in its entirety, we designate as human life; Its mysterious origin is veiled in the forever impenetrable mist of the past, its character is rendered incomprehensible by its infinite intricacy, and its destination is hidden in the unfathomable depths of the future. Whence does it come? Whither does it tend?
Earthquakes due to other causes. Earthquakes due to superficial movements: Earthquakes caused due to volcanic eruption: Some of the volcanoes may also produce earthquakes such earthquakes are generally feeble or severe.
Earthquakes caused due to folding and faulting: Earthquakes caused due to other causes: This produces enormous amount of heat and energy within the crust of the earth, which may also initiate very severe earthquakes.
Rocks burst and blasting in the deep under mines generally initiates earthquake tremors. With the help of Seismograph nearly thousand earthquakes are recorded yearly on the surface of the earth.
That is, one in every hour. The earthquake waves radiate in all directions from the centre of origin. Although earthquakes occur in almost all regions of the earth, they are mainly confined to two well defined belts: This belt is associated with the Circum-Pacific belt of mountain, i.
Nearly 68 per cent of the earthquakes of the world occur here. Nearly 21 per cent of the earthquakes of the world originate in this belt. The earthquakes occur in geologically active areas, mid oceanic ridges and mountain building regions.
The zones where earthquakes occur frequently are known as seismic belts. The belt encircles the Pacific Ocean and more or less overlaps the belt of young mountains and the zone of active volcanoes.
In India, earthquakes frequently occur along the foothill zone of Himalayas beginning from Kashmir in the west to Assam in the east. Afterabout 15 very destructive earthquakes have occurred in India. Some of the earthquakes are as follows: Assamand Bihar and Uttarkashi North Bihar.
Himachal Pradeshand Kashmirand Kuchchh area, Gujarat, and Gujarat Republic day, Essay 4. The precise prediction about earthquake calamity is elusive though it is not impossible, since for human grey matter sky is the limit. Recently, the frequency of earthquake calamities in the region has attracted the attention of the scientists all over the world.
It has been observed that earthquake may occur and reoccur at the same places and new places but they do not have any regular scale or frequency.
The scientists know that elastic strain is piling up along SAF San Andreas Fault sincebut they are unable to forecast the exact day, time and place. In about half of the cases, just before the rocks reach the rupture point to announce the event, small foreshocks announce hours, days or even months before the climax shock, that stress has become critical.
The long series of post event tremors indicate adjustments. Sometimes, the break may be as large as the major shock. Unusual animal behaviour, fluctuations of ground water level in wells and springs and variation in the discharge of springs are the phenomena closely related to the development of fractures.
In China, about 90 per cent of the country is lying on the young and restless crust. Chinese have successfully employed most of the precursors in predicting major disasters and have specially mastered the art of closely monitoring and analysing normal behaviour of animals to forecast earthquakes.
The Haicheng earthquake of Februaryof 7. Earthquakes do not kill people, structurally unsound buildings can do. There is no foolproof mechanism or technology in the world to predict quakes.
Active thrust faults exist all across foothills of northern India, the north-east and into northern Pakistan. The subcontinent is sitting on the highly seismic Indian plate, with some major fault lines.
In fact, there is no safe zone in India.
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