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  The Hindu : Sci Tech : Of quakes and killer waves
It is a typical convergent plate boundary where the Indian plate moving at a rate of 5 cm a year relative to the Burma plate came together, collided and the Indian plate dived (subducted) under the Burma plate.
"The Burma plate is an elongated plate with a width of 700-800 km and a length of nearly 2000 km," Dr. Chadha said.
Scientists have shown that the Indo-Burma plate margin is a region of compression as the Australian plate is rotating counter clockwise in to the Indian plate.
www.hindu.com /seta/2004/12/30/stories/2004123000121600.htm   (1102 words)

  
 A leonard heller the license plate history burma myanmar net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
From 1941 to 1944 Burma was occupied by the Japanese.
It is known that registration plates with the R prefix were issued during the 1930’s and plates with the RA prefix were issued after the war.
Plates of this period are made of painted flat metal or flat plastic with plastic numbers attached.
www.postpoppulp.org /story/display/55.html   (1086 words)

  
 Burma Plate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Burma Plate is a small tectonic plate or microplate located in Southeast Asia, often considered a part of the larger Eurasian Plate.
As a result of this movement and rotation, the convergence along the plate's eastern boundary (the Burma-Andaman-Malay region) with Eurasia was at an oblique angle.
On December 26, 2004, a large portion of the boundary between the Burma Plate and the Indo-Australian Plate slipped, causing the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Burma_Plate   (546 words)

  
 Gale * eNewsletters * Science & Health Community News * March 2005 * Plate Tectonics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Plate tectonic theory is so robust in its ability to explain and predict geological processes that it is equivalent in many regards to the fundamental and unifying principles of evolution in biology, and nucleosynthesis in physics and chemistry.
Plate tectonics explains geologic changes that result from the movement of lithospheric plates over the asthenosphere (the molten, ductile, upper portion of the Earth's mantle).
Lithospheric plates, composed of crust and the outer layer of the mantle, contain a varying combination of oceanic and continental crust.
www.gale.com /enewsletters/science_health/2005_03/plate_tectonics.htm   (1004 words)

  
 Tsunami: Magnitude of Terror | Causes - Indian Ocean Earthquake - Official Report
The devastating megathrust earthquake of December 26, 2004, occurred on the interface of the India and Burma plates and was caused by the release of stresses that develop as the India plate subducts beneath the overriding Burma plate.
The India plate begins its descent into the mantle at the Sunda trench, which lies to the west of the earthquake's epicenter.
The trench is the surface expression of the plate interface between the Australia and India plates, situated to the southwest of the trench, and the Burma and Sunda plates, situated to the northeast.
library.thinkquest.org /04oct/01724/causes_report.html   (292 words)

  
 License Plate History of Burma, or Myanmar
In 1989 Burma changed its country name to Myanmar on its stamps and much was made of this fact but I’ve noticed that whenever my correspondents refer to their country it is always referred to as Burma.
Registration plates are issued to a particular vehicle while general number plates are issued to firms representing vehicle manufacturers.
It should be noted that although this type of plate was only issued from 1948 to 1964, it continued to be used by certain firms and in certain areas up until recently.
www.whidbey.net /licenseplate/Burma.html   (1064 words)

  
 USGS Earthquake Hazards Program: Tectonic Summary: CHESAPEAKE BAY REGION
The devastating earthquake of 26 December 2004 occurred as thrust-faulting on the interface of the India plate and the Burma plate.
In the region of northern Sumatra and the Nicobar Islands, most of the relative motion of India/Australia and the Eurasia plate is accommodated at the Sunda trench and within several hundred kilometers to the east of the Sunda trench, on the boundaries of the Burma plate.
The thrust faulting occurs on the interface between the India plate and the western margin of the Burma plate and involves slip directed at a large angle to the orientation of the trench.
neic.usgs.gov /neis/eq_depot/2004/eq_041226/neic_slav_ts.html   (585 words)

  
 Indian Plate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is causing the Eurasian Plate to deform, and the India Plate to compress at a rate of 4 mm/yr (0.15 in/yr).
The 9.15 magnitude 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was caused by stress in the subduction zone where the India Plate is sliding under the Burma Plate in the eastern Indian Ocean, at a rate of 6 cm/yr (2.5 in/yr).
Closeup of the boundary with the Eurasian, African and Arabian plates; the 2005 Kashmir earthquake occurred at the northern tip of the Indian plate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indian_Plate   (498 words)

  
 Tsunamis- Wonderful World - Dr Ashok K Jain
The plate that has the Indian Ocean on it is moving roughly north-east and colliding with Sumatra.
   The devastating megathrust earthquake of December 26th, 2004 occurred on the interface of the India and Burma plates and was cause by the release of stresses that develop as the India plate subducts beneath the overriding Burma plate.
The India plate begins its decent into the mantle at the Sunda trench which lies to the west of the earthquake's epicenter.
members.tripod.com /str_n_tips/tsu/tsu1.htm   (1898 words)

  
 Earlham College - Geology 211- Tsunami   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The Indian Ocean earthquake was caused by the subduction of the India plate by the Burma Plate in the Indian Ocean.
Plate tectonics are the driving force for the majority of earthquakes on earth.
The movement of the India Burma fault moved trillions of tons of rock, and released the amount of energy equal to 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs.
www.earlham.edu /~pasmamo/mollywebpage.htm   (546 words)

  
 Dora the Explorer's Indian Ocean (Banda Aceh) Earthquake Science Page
The Sunda plate is part of the Eurasian plate, and the fact that it moves in a subtly different direction than the Eurasian plate contributes to the forces along the subduction trench.
The northern boundary of the sliver plate is not the northern end of teh Andaman Sea, and the sliver plate does not end immediately south of the epicenter of the December 26 quake.
The Burma/ sliver plate is called a plate mainly because the region behind the subduction trench is spreading apart, and the fault zone accomodates rather complex north/ south motion between the plates, this strip of plate often moves in ways that are fairly unique to it, relative to the plates around it.
www.geocities.com /tiggernut24/earthquake.html   (7748 words)

  
 Quake ripped seabed asunder | www.azstarnet.com ®
The maps, created with multi-beam sonar, show ridges as tall as 4,950 feet that were created over thousands of years by the slow collision of the deep, flat Indian plate and the ragged edge of the Burma plate.
That collision has resulted in the Indian plate being gradually shoved under the edge of the Burma plate in a process known as subduction, said Russell Wynn, a marine geologist at the Southampton Oceanography Centre, which took part in the survey.
The quake was caused by a sudden movement of the two plates, which caused the ridge of the Burma plate to spring up 30 to 60 feet, Wynn said.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/printDS/60904   (338 words)

  
 an earthquake
The India Plate is part of the great Indo-Australian Plate, which underlies the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, and is drifting northeast at an average of 6 cm/year (2 inches/year).
The India Plate slips deeper and deeper beneath the Burma Plate until the increasing temperature and pressure turns the subducting edge of the India Plate into magma which eventually pushes the magma above it out through the volcanoes (see Volcanic arc).
This process is interrupted by the locking of the plates for several centuries until the build up of stress causes their release resulting in a massive earthquake and tsunami.
www.physicsforums.com /showthread.php?t=59864   (559 words)

  
 TSUNAMI FROM EARTHQUAKE
The seabed of the Burma plate is estimated to have risen several metres vertically up over the India plate, creating shock waves in the Indian Ocean that traveled at up to 800 km/h (500 mi/h), forming tsunamis which, while less than a metre high in deep water, resulted in huge waves when they reached land.
The India Plate is part of the great Indo-Australian Plate, which underlies the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, and is drifting northeast at an average of 6 cm/yr (2 in/yr) (or 20 m (60 ft) per 330 years; i.e.
The India Plate meets the Burma Plate (which is considered a portion of the great Eurasian Plate) at the Sunda Trench.
home.123india.com /alokghosh/fillers4/tsunami_from_earthquake.htm   (2913 words)

  
 Asian Tsunami / Tiger Waves
It is a typical island-arc structure with its characteristic physiographic features, such as a deep oceanic trench, a geanticline belt, a volcanic inner arc and a marginal basin.
In the region of the earthquake, the India plate moves toward the northeast at a rate of about 6 cm/year relative to the Burma plate.
Aftershocks were distributed along much of the shallow plate interface and primarily extended northwards of the epicenter to the Andaman Islands.
www.globalsecurity.org /eye/andaman.htm   (1414 words)

  
 The Why Files | 3. Epochal Indian Ocean quake
The Sunda Fault, which divides the Burma and Indian plates, was known to be accumulating strain, says Thorne Lay, of the earth sciences department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The Sunda (or Andaman) Fault divides the Burma Plate from the Indian Ocean Plate.
One can imagine all of the plate boundary along South American rupturing in a single, magnitude 9.8 to 10 earthquake, but it is extremely unlikely that the whole length would be ready to go at once." Eventually, the rupture will reach a section of fault where a recent earthquake has reduced the stress.
whyfiles.org /094quake/index.php?g=3.txt   (792 words)

  
 Re: More questions on the Burma microplate (allegedly where the quake occurred)
John Milson, in a chapter for a forthcoming book on Sumatra, http://www.es.ucl.ac.uk/people/milsom/smtrntct.htm, doesn't mention the Burma plate either - or the Sunda plate, atleast by name.
He says it is often called a sliver plate but to call it a plate suggests that it has a degree of "strength and rigidity" that the long and narrow strip does not have.
> > The Burma plate is supposed to be separating from the Sunda plate.
dml.cmnh.org /2005Jan/msg00000.html   (1086 words)

  
 Revised up again...
Today's shallow, thrust-type earthquake occurred off the west coast of northern Sumatra at the interface between the India and Burma plates.
In this region, the Burma plate is characterized by significant strain partitioning due to oblique convergence of the India and Australia plates to the west and the Sunda and Eurasian plates to the east.
Off the west coast of northern Sumatra, the India plate is moving in a northeastward direction at about 5 cm per year relative to the Burma plate.
homepage.mac.com /sbooneaz/iblog/C1541317254/E122181370/index.html   (152 words)

  
 The Great Earthquake and Tsunami of 26 December 2004 in Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean - Prelimiminary Report by ...
As a result of such migration and collision with both the Eurasian and the Australian tectonic plates, the Indian plate's eastern boundary is a diffuse zone of seismicity and deformation, characterized by extensive faulting and numerous large earthquakes.
The Burma plate encompasses the northwest portion of the island of Sumatra as well as the Andaman and the Nicobar Islands, which separate the Andaman Sea from the Indian Ocean.
The subduction of the India tectonic plate underneath the Burma plate caused upward thrusting of an extensive block and generated the destructive tsunami.
www.drgeorgepc.com /Tsunami2004Indonesia.html   (6022 words)

  
 Important.ca. Asia Earthquake, Tsunami Information Resource
The India Plate is part of the great Indo-Australian Plate, which underlies the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, and is drifting northeast at an average of 6 cm/year (2 inches/year).
As well as the sideways movement between the plates, the sea bed is estimated to have risen by several metres, triggering devastating tsunami waves.
The northern tip of Sumatra, which is on the Burma Plate (the southern regions are on the Sunda Plate), may also have moved up to 36 m (118 ft) southwest.
www.important.ca /tsunami_asia_earthquake.html   (1688 words)

  
 pastorstaff.faithweb.com
The India Plate meets the Australasian Plate (which is considered a portion of the great Eurasian Plate) at the Sunda Trench.
The India Plate slips deeper and deeper beneath the Burma Plate until the increasing temperature and pressure drive volatiles out of the subducting plate.
As well as the sideways movement between the plates, the sea bed is estimated to have risen by several metres, displacing an estimated 30 km³; of water and triggering devastating tsunami waves.
pastorstaff.faithweb.com /earth2.html   (432 words)

  
 tectonics: tectonic plates - floating on the surface of a cauldron | briefing document
The denser oceanic plate is subducted (slides under) beneath the lighter continental plate, lubricated by the sea.
Here, also one plate subducts under another under the ocean, the lower plate melting with the resulting magma possibly pushing up to make a line of volcanic islands along the length of the subduction.
The tectonic plates in the area of Sumatra, where the earthquake hit on 26 December 2004, are moving at about the speed that your fingernails grow, say five to ten centimetres per year.
www.abelard.org /briefings/tectonic_plates.php   (1507 words)

  
 Did the earthquake that spawned the recent Indian Ocean tsunami affect the earth's rotation? - Ammas.com Ask ...
As the India plate subducted beneath the Burma plate, the mass of Earth was rearranged, not only causing the speed of rotation to change, which causes the length of the day to change, but also causing the wobbling motion of the planet to change by about an inch.
It was caused by the release of stresses that developed as the India plate slid beneath the overriding Burma plate.
The fault dislocation, or earthquake, consisted of a downward sliding of one plate relative to the overlying plate.
www.ammas.com /topics/Current_Affairs/a99843.html   (2788 words)

  
 facts.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The December 26 tsunami was caused by slippage of about 600 miles (1,000 km) of the boundary between the India and Burma plates off the west coast of northern Sumatra.
The convergence of other plates strains the area, and at the quake's epicenter, the India plate is moving to the northeast at 2 inches (5 cm) per year relative to the Burma plate.
The aftershocks were distributed along the plate boundary from the epicenter to near Andaman Island.
pubpages.unh.edu /~khltilr/facts.html   (103 words)

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