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Will India be geographically split into two? ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”๏ธ

Scientists have discovered that the Himalayas are rising due to the collision of the Indian and Eurasian continental tectonic plates under the Himalayan mountain range. ๐Ÿž๏ธ

But researchers have recently discovered that a part of the Indian plate is 'delaminating' as it slides under the Eurasian plate. ๐ŸŒ Scientists believe that this process is likely to divide India geographically. ๐ŸŒ Over 60 million years of collision between the Indo-Eurasian tectonic plates shaped the Himalayas we see today. ๐Ÿ”๏ธ An international team of geophysicists recently analyzed seismic waves beneath the Tibetan Plateau. ๐ŸŒ In this background, it has been said that the Indian plate is likely to break up as the Eurasian plate is sliding under it. ๐ŸŒ Until now, researchers have not conducted research on such a process behind the formation of continents. ๐Ÿ“š But this new study will be the beginning of more innovations. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. ๐ŸŒ This will help in further understanding the origin of Himalayas. ๐ŸŒ„ It may also be helpful in sensing earthquake hazards in the region in the future. ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ


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