Study predicts a new mountain range in Central India in a few million years

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    The outermost shell of the Earth, called the lithosphere, is divided into seven major plates. About 50 million years ago, the peninsular Indian landmass drifted northward and collided with the Eurasian plate, resulting in the formation of the majestic Himalayan mountain range. In a recent study, researchers from the Novosibirsk State University, Russia, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Institute of Seismological Research, India, and King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, have proposed a new collision zone in central India, where a new mountain chain could grow in the near geological future.

    Period28 Oct 2018

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    • TitleStudy predicts a new mountain range in Central India in a few million years
      Media name/outletResearch Matters
      CountryRussian Federation
      Date28.10.2018