The place on the surface above the focus is called the
The location inside the Earth where an earthquake begins is called the focus (or hypocenter) of the earthquake. The point at the Earth's surface directlyabove the focus is called the epicenter of the earthquake. At the epicenter, the strongest shaking occurs during an earthquake.
An earthquake is measured with a machine called a
A seismograph, or seismometer, is an instrument used to detect and record earthquakes. Generally, it consists of a mass attached to a fixed base. During an earthquake, the base moves and the mass does not.
Bhuj is in
Bhuj is a city in the state of Gujarat, western India. It’s known for its centuries-old buildings, many of which were damaged in a 2001 earthquake. Close to Harmirsar Lake, the 18th-century Aina Mahal palace is elaborately decorated with chandeliers, mirrors and semi-precious stones. Nearby, the Italian Gothic–style Prag Mahal palace has a bell tower that overlooks the city, and a courtyard containing a Hindu temple.
A massive earthquake hit Bhuj Town on
The 2001 Gujarat earthquake, also known as the Bhuj earthquake, occurred on 26 January, India's 52nd Republic Day, at 08:46 AM IST and lasted for over 2 minutes. The epicentre was about 9 km south-southwest of the village of Chobari in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District of Gujarat, India.
Following points to be considered for the earthquake preparedness except
Being near the windows may cause an injury as the tremors may lead to broken glass.
Which of the following is not associated with earthquake
Vent is associated with volcano. All volcanoes contain a central vent underlying the summit crater of the volcano.
___ is classified as a major earthquake.
There are ____ of small waterfalls in the world
It is relatively short (up to 82 meters), but it is one the most powerful waterfalls in the world. Depending on the season, Iguazu Falls drop 1 to 3 million liters of water per second. If Iguazu Falls were a continuous veil of falling water, it would be the widest waterfall in the world.
The highest waterfall is
Angel Falls is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall. Located in Canaima National Park, the second largest national park in Venezuela, the waterfall tumbles from a cleft near the summit of table top mountain Auyán-tepu into what is known as Devil’s Canyon, 3212 feet (979m) below. The falls are a tributary of the Carrao River, itself part of Venezuela’s Orinoco River system. Considered among the wo
It is a circular opening through which hot molten material erupt suddenly. This opening is called
Fine particles of pulverized rock blown from an explosion vent . Measuring less than 1/10 inch in diameter, ash may be either solid or molten when first erupted. By far the most common variety is vitric ash (glassy particles formed by gas bubbles bursting through liquid magma ).
When the river tumbles at steep angle over very hard rocks or down a steep valley side it forms a
The running water in the river erodes the landscape. When the river tumbles at steep angle over very hard rocks or down a steep valley side it forms a waterfall
As the river enters the plain it twists and turns forming large bends known as
The meander loop cuts off from the river and forms a cut-off lake know as mender lake. As the river enters the plain it twists and turns forming large bends known as meanders.
The steep rocky coast rising almost vertically above sea water is called
The steep rocky coast rising almost vertically above sea water is called seacliff. The sea waves deposit sediments along the shores forming beaches. Work of Ice. Glaciers are “rivers” of ice which too erode the landscape by bulldozing soil and stones to expose the solid rock below. Glaciers carve out deep hollows.
An active agent of erosion and deposition in the deserts is
Wind is an active agent of erosion and deposition. In deserts we can see the rocks in the shape of mushroom due to the erosion of the lower part of the rock that is why mushroom rocks have wider top and narrower base.
Natural cavity of weak rocks formed by action of waves
The sea caves occur on the cliffed coast of the study area where the waves break directly on the rock cliff. Mechanical erosion along with chemical solution process is responsible for the formation of the caves. Deep inlets are formed through the zones of weakness under the force of waves and are eroded out.
In deserts you can see rocks in the shape of a mushroom, commonly called
In deserts you can see rocks in the shape of a mushroom, commonly called mushroom rocks. Winds erode the lower section of the rock more than the upper part. Therefore, such rocks have narrower base and wider top.
When the wind blows, it lifts and transports sand from one place to another. When it stops blowing the sand falls and gets deposited in low hill? like structures. These are called
When the wind blows, it lifts and transports sand from one place to another. When it stops blowing the sand falls and gets deposited in low hill – like structures. These are called sand dunes.
Large deposits of loess is found in
Which of the following is not the coastal landforms
Which of the following rivers does not form a delta?
Conditions for delta formation by a river:
Though Narmada originates far from Western Ghats and empties into the Arabian Sea, the river flows through a rift valley at a steep gradient which increases its speed. Also, the west coastal plains are less wider than that required for delta formation by Narmada.