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1950 Assam–Tibet earthquake
1950 Assam–Tibet earthquake is located in Tibetan Plateau
1950 Assam–Tibet earthquake
Magnitude 8.6 Mw
Depth 15 km (9.3 mi)
Epicenter 28°22′N 96°27′E / 28.36°N 96.45°E / 28.36; 96.45
Type Strike-slip
Areas affected Tibet, Assam
Max. intensity XI (Extreme)
Casualties 4,800

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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