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Science Behind the Cause of Earthquake in Nepal

Before knowing the Causes of Earthquake in Nepal , we need to know about the geological formation of Nepal. Nepal is a country which does not sit on single tectonic plate. It sits on the boundaries of two tectonic plates i.e. Indian plate and Eurasian plate ( also called Tibetan plate ). The Indian plate in south and the Eurasian plate in north started to collide millions of years ago after vanishing of Tethys sea in between them. The collision process is still active and this collision gave birth to Himalayas of which Nepal is the most important part. The collision process continued over years and some major and minor faults were developed within the area of our country. The study has shown the major three faults which are as below: