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1950 Great Assam Earthquake
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A great and devastatingearthquakeof Mw 8.6 occurred on 15 August 1950 at about 14h 09m 30s (UTC) near the Indo- China border, close to NW trending Mishmi- Lohit structure. Strictly this is not a Himalayan thrust earthquake; rather a right lateral strike slip event along a N28 W S28 E strike, 60 easterly dipping fault ( see Ben- Menahem et al 1974; PEPI). This earthquake caused huge damage in Assam, India and Tibet, China.
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1950 Medog earthquake
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The 1950 Medog earthquake (also known as the Assam Earthquake), occurred on August 15, 1950, and had a magnitude of 8.6. The epicentre was actually located near Rima, in Tibet. However, the earthquake was destructive in both Assam and Tibet, and 1,526 people were killed.
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