The Shillong Plateau is a plateau in the eastern Meghalaya state of India. The plateau's western, northern, and southern 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.

Linguistically, it is the homeland to Khasic languages.

See also


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

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