How long did the Assam Tibet earthquake last?


How long did the Assam Tibet earthquake last?

1950 Assam-Tibet Earthquake:

The 1950 Assam-Tibet earthquake is also known as just the Assam earthquake. It happened on August 15, 1950 and had a magnitude of 8.6. The earthquake affected both Assam (India) and Tibet (China). About 4800 people died from the earthquake. This earthquake is the largest earthquake to be caused by continental collision rather than subduction.

Answer and Explanation:

In the most severely affected area (Eastern India), the earthquake shock lasted for four to eight minutes. It started at 7:39 PM Indian Standard Time. Afterwards, many of the Brahmaputra River's tributaries were blocked due to the violent shaking which caused drastic flooding.

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