Earthquake in Ladakh: Earthquake tremors were felt in the Union Territory of Ladakh on Monday. The intensity of the earthquake was measured at 3.5 on the Richter scale. Earth shook in Leh area of Ladakh at 10:52 am. The National Center for Seismology has given information about this. However, there is no news of any loss of life or property in this.
Why do earthquakes happen?
Explain that the main reason for the occurrence of earthquakes is the collision of plates inside the earth. There are seven plates inside the earth which keep on rotating continuously. When these plates collide at some point, a fault line zone is formed there and the corners of the surface are folded. Due to the cornering of the surface, pressure builds up there and the plates start breaking. Due to the breakdown of these plates, the energy inside finds a way to come out, due to which the earth shakes and we consider it as an earthquake.