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Paleo-seismicity on the geologically active faults in the Himalaya

Project: Research


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
Effective start/end date2/02/1631/12/17

Collaborative partners

  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
  • Dalhousie University


  • The Geological Society: £1,000.00

Award relations

Paleothermometry of Himalayan Paleoseimic Events

Dr Catherine Mary Mottram

The Geological Society: £1,000.00


Award date: 19/10/18

Funding: R: ResearchAward


ID: 12183586