WUHAN, Jan. 9 (Xinhuanet) -- After finishing the work on images of China's crustal movements in 2005, Chinese experts said the Himalayas showed the most active crustal movements, while Beijing moved five millimeters eastward.

China experiences various crustal movements every year due to pressure from the Indian Plate, said Yang Shaomin, associate researcher with the China Seismological Bureau.

The movements affect earthquakes, glaciers, biology and climate. For example, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau movements increased earthquakes in western China, Yang said.

According to the 2005 crustal movement figures, western China moved more than eastern China and southern China was more active than northern China.

The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau moved 13 millimeters eastwards and 26 millimeters northwards and the Sichuan-Yunnan Plate moved about 14 millimeters southeastward, according to the figures.

The movement was very slow and would have a little impact on the Chinese plate or people's daily life and the changes would only be apparent in millions of years, Yang acknowledged.

In the past 15 years since 1991, the seismological institute of the China Seismological Bureau has set up 1,056 GPS observation sites across the country for collection of information on crustal movements.