Shillong Plateau

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The Shillong Plateau is a plateau in eastern Meghalaya state, northeastern India. The plateau's southern, northern and western ridges form the Garo, Khasi and Jaintia Hills respectively.[1]

The plateau shows numerous fracture lineaments in satellite images and has been subjected to extensive and compressive forces in the N-S and E-W direction respectively. Several deep earthquakes point to tectonic activity in the mantle, such as from the 1897 Assam earthquake along the blind Oldham Fault.

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  1. ^ "Shillong Plateau | plateau, India". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 25 December 2017.

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Coordinates: 25°34′55″N 91°59′56″E / 25.582°N 91.999°E / 25.582; 91.999