Earth, Planets and Space is seeking submissions for a Special Issue on "Active Tectonics and Seismic Hazards in the Himalayan Region".
In the Himalayan region, the Indian and Eurasian plates collide, and the Indian lithosphere underthrusts beneath the Eurasian plate along the Main Himalayan Thrust. This has historically caused large earthquakes such as the 1934 Bihar-Nepal earthquake, and seismic hazards in the region remain high. On April 25, 2015 (UTC), the Mw 7.8 Gorkha earthquake occurred along the plate boundary, and this affected the Main Himalayan Thrust increasing the stress in possible source areas of future large earthquakes. Therefore, even after the Gorkha earthquake, studies on active tectonics and seismic hazards are still necessary in the Himalayan region. All kinds of studies on them are welcome for this special issue.
Topics of interest:
GNSS observations, trench surveys, large earthquakes, strong ground motions, velocity structures, geophysical explorations, seismic hazards, seismic evaluation, etc. in Himalayas
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission Guidelines. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Earth, Planets and Space submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on 'Active Tectonics and Seismic Hazards in the Himalayan Region'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.
Submission Deadline: 31 December 2023
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Keio University, Japan
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Australian National University, Australia
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