1950 Assam–Tibet earthquake facts for kids

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1950 Assam-Tibet earthquake
Date August 15, 1950 (1950-08-15)
Magnitude 8.6 Ms
Epicenter 28°30′N 96°30′E / 28.5°N 96.5°E / 28.5; 96.5
Areas affected China, India
Casualties 30,000

The Asssam-Tibet earthquake, also called the Assam earthquake, happened on 15 August 1950. The earthquake had a magnitude of 8.6. It killed 1,526 people. It was the 6th biggest earthquake of the 20th century. It is also the biggest earthquake on record that was not caused by an oceanic subduction. Instead, it was caused by two continental plates converging (crashing together).

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