Earthquakes and Seismic Waves.- Microearthquake Recording and Data Analysis.- Dynamics of Faulting and Fault Plane Solution.- Himalayas, Pamir-Hindu Kush and Foredeep Region.- Northeast India, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Andaman-Sumatra Region.- Seismotectonics of Peninsular India and Sri Lanka.
This volume is the outcome of about 30 years of research in the field of earthquake seismology in various parts of South Asia. It comprehensively deals with topics raning from plate tectonics to seismic waves in general. State-of-the-art techniques in earthquake location/relocation, fault plane solution, waveform inversion, seismic tomography, fractals etc. are discussed, and the results are interpreted in terms of seismic source processes in the region.
Covers topics ranging from basics of plate tectonics, seismology, data acquisition, seismogram analysis to use of software for earthquake locations, relocations, fault plane solutions, seismic tomography, fractals and waveform modeling
Illustrates seismotectonics/ models in different tectonic zones in the 2500 km long Himalayan arc, 2000 km long Indo-Burma-Sumatra arc and in the stable continental region of the Indian subcontinent including peninsular India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
A large data set from the permanent and temporary seismograph networks and aftershock data of recent large earthquakes in the region is used to image crustal structure and the seismogenic sources
Review of huge contributions and researches done on geophysics, geology and seismology in the past and present contributions by different National and International Seismological Projects and Workshops in South Asia region are made
Topics like seismic hazard, paleoseismology, earthquake precursor, induced seismicity, tsunamis are also dealt with by field examples