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The northern mountain region is susceptible to __________. 

A

Earthquake

B

Tsunami

C

Heavy rain

D

none of these

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Correct option is
A

Earthquake

  • Himalayas, as a region, have always been susceptible to disaster, due to the neo-tectonic mountain-building process, like earthquakes, landslides, floods, etc.
  • Regions in India are prone to FREQUENT earthquakes include 
  •  Himalayan belt-Collision between lithological plates i.e. Indo-Austral plate with Eurasian plate; and Burma Plate with Java Sumatra plate .
  • Certain regions in India are more prone to earthquakes because they are located close to the edges of the India plate, which is driving into the Eurasian plate.
  •  This is what causes earthquakes in India, and why the Northeastern States, part of Gujarat, and the Himalayan range are considered earthquake prone.

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