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 compressive forces in the N-S and E-W direction. 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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