Question

The Himalaya was formed due to folding of sediments deposited in the ______ sea.

A

Tethys

B

Arabian

C

Caspian

D

South China

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Solution

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Tethys

  • The Tethys Himalaya (TH) is an approximately 100-km wide synclinorium formed by strongly folded and imbricated, weakly metamorphosed sedimentary series.
  • The Tethys Ocean was an ocean that existed between the continents of Gondwana and Laurasia during much of the Mesozoic era, before the opening of the Indian and Atlantic oceans during the Cretaceous period. It is also referred to as the Tethys Sea or Neotethys.

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