Why are the Shiwalik ranges prone to landslides  and earthquakes? Give reasons.

Answer :

Answer to be written in exam :

The outer most, southern range of Himalayas is called the SHIWALIKS. They extend over a width of 10-50km and have an altitude varying between 900-1100 metres.

Reasons for being prone to landslides and Earthquakes :

  • It is a discontinuous range as it  disappears in the East.  
  • This region is made of loose unconsolidated  deposits brought down by rivers from the  main Himalayan rangesand are covered with thick gravel and alluvium.
  •  The region is prone to widespread erosion,  landslides and earthquakes. 
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