Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Chinese Earthquake Is Set Off by Collision with India

The earthquake in the Sichuan Province of China on Monday was a result of a continuing collision between India and Asia.

India, once a giant island before crashing into the underside of Asia about 40 million to 50 million years ago, continues to slide north at a geologically quick pace of two inches a year. The tectonic stresses push up the Himalaya Mountains and generate scores of earthquakes from Afghanistan to China
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from the NYTimes at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/13/world/asia/13plate.html

Now, is Al Gore going to make a movie about this and advocate policies to drag India out into the Indian Ocean?

And if he does, will he get another Nobel Peace prize?

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