|Approximate area||11,900,000 km2 (4,600,000 sq mi)|
|Speed1||26–36 millimetres per year (1.0–1.4 in/year)|
|Features||Indian subcontinent, Indian Ocean, Himalayas|
How many tectonic plates are in India?
Tectonic plates are defined as major and minor plates depending on their size. There are a total of seven major tectonic plates which cover nearly 95% of the Earth’s surface.
A List of Major and Minor Plates By Size.
|Tectonic Plate||Indo-Australian Plate|
|Size (Square Km)||58,900,000|
Is the Indian plate Oceanic?
The Indian plate is both an oceanic and continental plate.
Is Nepal part of Indian plate?
The Eurasian and Indian plates meet along the central part of Nepal. The subducting Indian plate thrusting into the Eurasian plate makes Nepal a high risk seismic zone. In such a scenario, measures to minimise quake-related damage is imperative.
Is India a part of Africa?
India, officially the Republic of India, is a country located in the southern part of the continent of Asia. India is situated on the Indian subcontinent, which is a popular name used to describe South Asia.
How India is formed?
225 million years ago (Ma) India was a large island situated off the Australian coast and separated from Asia by the Tethys Ocean. The supercontinent Pangea began to break up 200 Ma and India started a northward drift towards Asia.
Is Tibet part of Indian plate?
As the Indian plate collides with Asia it forms Tibet, the highest and largest mountain plateau on the planet. This process started very recently in geological history, about 57 million years ago.