Himalayan Seismic Activity: A Concise Picture

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  • Harihar Paudyal Birendra Multiple Campus, Bharatpur, Chitwan, Tribhuvan University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/hj.v3i0.7273

Keywords:

Anomalous seismicity, Central himalaya, Seismic activity, B-value

Abstract

The lofty Himalayan Mountains have formed due to continuous thrusting of the Indian plate under Eurasian plate. The incessant northward movement of the Indian plate generated large amount of strain energy at the plate boundaries which is released in form of earthquake frequently. Large numbers of earthquakes occurred in past signifies that the Himalayan region is seismically very active. The b- value for the central Himalayan region is determined as 1.15 which defines the level of seismic activity of a region.

The Himalayan Physics
Vol. 3, No. 3
2012
Page : 35-37

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2012-12-26

How to Cite

Paudyal, H. (2012). Himalayan Seismic Activity: A Concise Picture. Himalayan Physics, 3, 35–37. https://doi.org/10.3126/hj.v3i0.7273

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