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AFTERMATH OF THE GREAT ASSAM EARTHQUAKE OF First, glaciers: from Takpa Shiri, a high Himalayan peak above Chayal Dzong, on the upper. The Assam–Tibet earthquake, also known as the Assam earthquake, occurred on 15 August and had a moment magnitude of The epicentre was  Local date‎: ‎August 15, On August 15, , a massive earthquake of magnitude hit Assam. Also called as Tibet earthquake or Medog earthquake, it was followed.


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Landslides blocked the tributaries of the Assam earthquake 1950. In addition to the extreme shaking, there were floods when the rivers rose high after the earthquake bringing down sand, mud, trees, and all kinds of debris.

Today in Earthquake History: Assam

Pilots flying over the meizoseismal area reported great changes in topography. This was largely due to enormous landslidessome of which were photographed.

In Tibet, Heinrich Harrer reported strong shaking in Lhasa and loud cracking noises from the earth. Although the quake's epicenter was located about 20 miles beneath the town of Rami in Tibet, most of the damage assam earthquake 1950 on the Indian side of the border.

The quake was so strong assam earthquake 1950 it caused huge landslides which in turn blocked many rivers in the assam earthquake 1950 region.

India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visited the affected areas and described what happened once the waters broke through the earthen dams created by the slides: These rivers have changed their colour and carried some sulphurous and other material which spread a horrible smell for some distance around them.

The fish in them died.

The assam earthquake 1950 of villages, animals, including cattle and elephants assam earthquake 1950 large quantities of timber floated down these raging waters. Paddy fields were destroyed, stocks of grains were washed away and some tea gardens also suffered great damage.

The tide in Brahmaputra carried thousands of uprooted trees, wild animals and other debris. The Assam Earthquake is one of the largest recorded earthquakes in human history.

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Aftershocks were numerous; many of them were of magnitude 6 and over and well enough recorded at distant stations for reasonably assam earthquake 1950 epicentre location. From such data Dr.


Tandon, of the Indian seismological service, assam earthquake 1950 an enormous geographical spread of this activity, from about 90 deg to 97 deg east longitude, with the epicentre of the great earthquake near the eastern margin. One of the more westerly aftershocks, a few days later, was felt more extensively in Assam than the main shock; this led certain journalists to the absurd conclusion that the later shock was 'bigger' and must be the greatest earthquake of all time.

This assam earthquake 1950 a typical example of the confusion between the essential concepts of magnitude and intensity. The extraordinary sounds heard by Kingdon-Ward and many others at the times of the main earthquake have been specially investigated.