Map Courtesy: Banglapedia
Locations of Faults of Bangladesh
Bangladesh and the Ganges Brahmaputra Delta lies at the junction of three plates: 1. The Indian Plate, 2. The Eurasian Plate and 3. The Burma Platelet. The long thin sliver of the Burma platelet is both advancing over the Indian Plate and sliding sideways. Its exact motion in this region is still uncertain. Where the Platelet encounters the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta north of 18°N latitude, it widens into a broad folded prism of offscraped sediments. To the north, at the corner of Himalaya and Burma Arcs, the Shillong Plateau is advancing to the south and may represent the beginning of a forward jump of the Himalayas.