UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Continents

  • question_answer Consider the following statements:
    1. The axis of the Earth's magnetic field is inclined at \[23{{\left( \frac{1}{2} \right)}^{o}}\]to the geographic axis of the Earth.
    2. The Earth's magnetic pole in the Northern hemisphere is located on a peninsula in Northern Canada.
    3. Earth's magnetic equator passes through Thumba in South India.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

    A)  2 only

    B)  1 and 2 only

    C)  2 and 3 only

    D)  1, 2, and 3

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     The angle at which the magnetic field lines intersect the surface of the earth. This angle ranges from 0 degrees at the equator to 90 degrees at the poles. Intensity: The magnetic field also varies in strength over the earth's surface. It is strongest at the poles and weakest at the equator.

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