Paleo-seismicity on the geologically active faults in the Himalaya

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    Description

    This study aimed to develop and apply innovative, cutting-edge methods to directly date movements on fault surfaces, in order to reconstruct how seismicity has been distributed throughout the Himalayan crust during the largest mountain building event in Earths’ recent history.

    By zooming into the Sikkim and Bhutan areas of the Himalayan foothills, where the active faults responsible for causing seismicity are accessible as a preserved window into past movement, it is possible to explore the processes which have been responsible for causing devastating earthquakes throughout geological time.
    Short titleUnlocking the secrets of Himalayan earthquakes: Direct dating of paleoseismic events in the Himalayan Mountain belt
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date2/02/1631/12/17

    Funding

    • The Geological Society: £1,000.00

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    • Killam Fellowship, Dalhousie University

      Mottram, Catherine (Recipient), 1 Mar 2016

      Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively