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  Gale * eNewsletters * Science & Health Community News * March 2005 * Plate Tectonics
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)

 India Plate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The India Plate is currently moving northeast at 5 cm/yr (2 in/yr), while the Eurasian Plate is moving north at only 2 cm/yr (0.8 in/yr).
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).
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/India_Plate   (479 words)

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India asserts that, for the reasons set out in its comments on the descriptive part, the text of paragraph 3.1 describing the measures and claims at issue, "does not properly reflect either India's claims or the measures addressed and clarified by India during the course of the proceeding".
India is correct that the bracketed text in the quotation of section 782(e) in paragraph 7.91 of the report as originally drafted did not fully reflect the substance of the provisions it is intended to summarize.
India considers that the point at which a pattern of similar conduct takes on the character of a measure is to be determined on the facts and circumstances of each case.
www.wto.org /english/tratop_e/dispu_e/206r_a_e.doc   (16500 words)

 India Plate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The India or Indian Plate is a minor tectonic plate.
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).
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/India_Plate   (474 words)

 Understanding plate motions [This Dynamic Earth, USGS]
Plate boundary zones -- broad belts in which boundaries are not well defined and the effects of plate interaction are unclear.
Even though the Nazca Plate as a whole is sinking smoothly and continuously into the trench, the deepest part of the subducting plate breaks into smaller pieces that become locked in place for long periods of time before suddenly moving to generate large earthquakes.
Land on the west side of the fault zone (on the Pacific Plate) is moving in a northwesterly direction relative to the land on the east side of the fault zone (on the North American Plate).
pubs.usgs.gov /publications/text/understanding.html   (2502 words)

 Burma Plate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the India Plate drifted northwards at a relatively rapid rate of an average 16 cm/yr, it also rotated in an counter-clockwise direction.
After a further series of transform faulting, and the continuing subduction of the India Plate beneath the Burma plate, backarc spreading saw the formation of the marginal basin and seafloor spreading centre which would become the Andaman Sea, a process well-underway by the mid-Pliocene (3-4 Ma).
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)

 Measuring Relative Plate Motion
Note that one of the two plates is considered 'fixed,' meaning that the velocities of the 'moving' plate will be calculated in the frame of reference of the 'fixed' plate.
While the process of plate motion is slow (measured in millimeters per year), this divergence between plates results in the creation of tens of kilometers of new oceanic crust every million years.
The bright colors on this base map signify the age of the sea floor, determined from a combination of measurements of radiometric ages of rocks dredged from the sea floor, ages of fossils from oceanic sediments, and magnetic field measurements of the oceanic crust.
www.dpc.ucar.edu /VoyagerJr/pt_t4.html   (1774 words)

 The Himalayas [This Dynamic Earth, USGS]
The collision and associated decrease in the rate of plate movement are interpreted to mark the beginning of the rapid uplift of the Himalayas.
India was once situated well south of the Equator, near the continent of Australia.
At present, the movement of India continues to put enormous pressure on the Asian continent, and Tibet in turn presses on the landmass to the north that is hemming it in.
pubs.usgs.gov /publications/text/himalaya.html   (642 words)

 Impact of events may have altered India's geography - The Boston Globe
India's chief surveyor said that some islands in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, a group of about 550 islands stretching between Burma and Indonesia, may have shifted when the Earth shook.
Officials said it was important to assess the changes because of their potential impact on ocean shipping and because a possible northward shift in tectonic plates could affect a quake-prone region in northeastern India.
Indian geologists were also concerned about the possibility that the tectonic plate known as the India Plate may have shifted north, affecting the region's seismic vulnerability.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2005/01/05/impact_of_events_may_have_altered_indias_geography   (518 words)

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)

 TSUNAMIS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN - by Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Further south on the western side the Indian tectonic plate is bounded by the Central Indian and Carlsberg mid-ocean ridges, a region of shallow seismicity.
A divergent boundary separates the Burma plate from the Sunda plate in the north.
Also, it appears that the Australian plate is rotating in a counterclockwise direction, putting stress on the southern segment of the India plate.
www.drgeorgepc.com /Tsunami2004IndianOcean.html   (2747 words)

 Plate Tectonics : Mountain Ranges
The plates, therefore, emerging along mid-ocean ridges, sliding over the athenosphere, and grinding past other plates along transform faults, are almost all headed on a collision course.
Briefly, it goes like this: As the Indo-Australian Plate, with India firmly embedded, approached the Eurasian continent 20 million years ago, its leading edge, comprised of oceanic crust, was first to be crumpled and uplifted.
Thus, plate tectonics explains how the majestic peaks of one of the world’s great mountain ranges were once the deep sea-floors of an ancient drifting plate.
www.platetectonics.com /book/page_11.asp   (603 words)

 India VR
India VR The Collision of India and Asia (90 mya - Present)
India's northward race towards Asia may be something of a plate tectonic speed record.
As India moved northward a string of islands were created along its southeastern trailing edge.
www.scotese.com /indianim.htm   (259 words)

 India Plate
India Plate is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
The 9.0 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).
India Plate: : Sri Aurobindo and the Supramental Descent
www.experiencefestival.com /india_plate   (860 words)

 A Lesson in Plate Tectonics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Plate margins are the edges of the plates, where all the awesome power of nature is released in earthquakes and volcanoes!
As a plate moves in one direction it collides with the adjacent plate on its "front" end, while the trailing end of the plate is being pulled and stretched (spreading) from the plate on the other end.
The entire plate is moving north and westward (up and to the left) as the top edge converges with the North American and European plates.
www.extremescience.com /PlateTectonicsmap.htm   (794 words)

The theory that describes this is known as plate tectonics.
Subduction occurs when two plates collide and the edge of one dives beneath the other and ends up being destroyed in the mantle.
Plate tectonics and biological processes now maintain a continual flow of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to these various "sinks" and back again.
www.indiana.edu /~geol105/images/gaia_chapter_2/earth.htm   (1226 words)

 INDIA - EARTHQUAKE OF 25 JANUARY 2001 IN GUJARAT, INDIA - By: George Pararas-Carayannis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The quake was the most powerful to strike this region of India in the last fifty years.
This seismic boundary has been formed by the movement of the Indian tectonic plate in a north and northeast direction as it collides with the Eurasian and Arabian tectonic plates.
These quakes resulted by the gradual shifting of the India tectonic plate beneath the Tibetan plate in the geologically young Himalayan Mountain range and along the Himalayan arc.
www.drgeorgepc.com /Earthquake2001India.html   (1002 words)

 Earlham College - Geology 211 - Himalayas
The mountains span the countries of India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Tibet in South Asia and are the location of the tallest mountains in the world.
Due to plate tectonics, the crustal plates of the earth moving independently, pushing and pulling into one another and creating constant geologic activity, the continent of Pangea was ripped apart.
India charged across the ocean at a rate of 10 – 15 cm/ year, an unusually fast rate for crustal plates.
www.earlham.edu /~pinema/Himalaya.htm   (811 words)

Injury Test Because India is a "Subsidies Agreement country" within the meaning of section 701(b) of the Act, the International Trade Commission (ITC) is required to determine whether imports of the subject merchandise from India materially injure, or threaten material injury to, a U.S. industry.
However, we are unable to rely upon those loans for benchmark purposes because the agreement dates and currencies are not consistent with the agreement dates and currencies of the loans under investigation and because SAIL reported its payments in rupees and reported weighted-average interest rates derived from those payments.
India's DEPS was enacted on April 1, 1997, as a successor to the PBS.
ia.ita.doc.gov /esel/india/99-c29.html   (12278 words)

 As I See It
India paper plate proofs are much more difficult to locate that their cardboard plate proof counterparts.
India paper was used for proofing because its ability to draw the ink from the plate to the surface of the paper and not spread.
I have found india paper plate proofs that have been glued to modern blotter material to hide the presence of thins.
www.jameslee.com /seeit34.htm   (825 words)

 India-Eurasia Plate Collision Zone
The motion of India relative to Asia (ITRF92 reference frame) is 54±4 mm/year at N 45±5° E, confirming that the Indian plate is rotating slowly counterclockwise relative to the Australian plate (Freymueller et al., 1996).
The eastward motion of Lhasa is 13 mm/yr.
The rms scatter of the daily estimates about the best-fit line is 8 mm in the east component and 4 mm in the north component of this 2438 km long baseline, giving velocity uncertainties of 3 mm/yr.
www.aeic.alaska.edu /Input/jeff/Tibet/India.html   (1257 words)

 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
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.
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.
iri.columbia.edu /~lareef/tsunami   (6942 words)

 The Earthquake of 25 January 2001 in India - Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis
The Gujarat earthquake was the most powerful to strike India since 15 August 1950, when an 8.5 magnitude quake killed 1,538 people in the northeastern Assam state.
The more intense seismic activity occurs by the thrust which is developing at the Himalayan foothills of India's Uttar Pradesh state, to the east.
Most of the vertical crustal uplift from earthquakes in India occurs primarily over land areas thus seismotectonic coupling in this particular region is not conducive to tsunamigenesis.
www.geocities.com /CapeCanaveral/Station/8361/Quake2001India.html   (914 words)

 India u-18 go down fighting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
India under-18 completed their three-team group league engagements, losing only to Preston North End but a better goal difference robbed them of a chance to vie against teams like Manchester United and Bayern Munich in the Premier Milk Cup quarter-finals.
According to reports, India started strongly again at the Anderson Park in Coleraine against the fancied team  from Buneos Aries and went into the lead through a Vimal Pariyar goal.
However, River Plate showed their class, scoring twice in the second-half to seal the match.
us.rediff.com /sports/2003/jul/24foot.htm   (248 words)

 The June 2000 Mw 7.9 earthquakes south of Sumatra: Deformation in the India–Australia Plate
The 4 June Enggano earthquake occurred at the edge of the rupture area of the 1833 subduction earthquake.
The first strike-slip subevent within the subducting plate triggered a thrust subevent on the plate interface, which comprised at least 35% of the total moment and ruptured SE away from the 1833 earthquake.
The occurrence of the Enggano earthquake implies that the stress field within the Indian plate continues to a depth of 50 km in the subducting slab.
www.agu.org /pubs/crossref/2003/2001JB000674.shtml   (362 words)

 WHAT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Today PMO with the NSA and Dy PMO with large staff are the two power centers of India’s security establishment alongside MOD and MEA as National Security Council has become a secretariat and Intelligence handler.
Tellis as many may recall was given a free hand to see India’s inner nuclear workings to write a book, before he came as Security Adviser and interacted with India’s security establishment vigorously, till recently.
Honeywell already has good presence in India and was slated to supply the ALTEC 800 engine for the Navy ALH, but lost out to Turbomecca due to sanctions.
www.indiadefence.com /DPG.htm   (1609 words)

 Plate Tectonics
The earthquake occurred at the margin of two crustal plates, where the India Plate subducts beneath the overriding Burma Plate.
Consider all the earth's crust to be a series of plates that move about adjacent to one another.
As you can imagine, two huge plates of rock moving against each other create a lot of friction and the movement typically is not smooth flow but rather a pattern of pressure building up and then sudden release and movement.
www.platetectonics.com /article.asp?a=112&c=15   (1164 words)

 The Hindu : India wins Plate final
Asian champions India thrashed Sri Lanka by eight wickets with 34.2 overs to spare to clinch the Plate final, for losing semifinalists, in the Costcutter World under-15 challenge at Wellington College in England on Wednesday.
India lost both Rayudu and one-down Batsman Vasudeva Das (0) at the same total of 72 before Abhinav Kumar and Sushil Kumar (3 not out) guided the team to a resounding win.
India, edged by West Indies for a place in the semifinals on better Net Run-Rate, thus got the consolation of winning the plate event in which it had beaten Sri Lanka by 17 runs in the league phase on way to topping it.
www.hinduonnet.com /2000/08/11/stories/0711028d.htm   (293 words)

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