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Active Tectonics and Seismic Hazards in the Himalayan Region

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

Submission Instructions
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

Lead Guest Editor
Kazuki Koketsu    
Keio University, Japan    

Guest Editors    
Srinagesh Davuluri    
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India    
Laurent Bollinger    
CEA, France    
Phil Cummins    
Australian National University, Australia   

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  1. The Himalayan collision zone, where the Indian Plate subducts beneath the Eurasian Plate at a low angle, has caused many devastating earthquakes. The Kathmandu basin, situated in this region, is surrounded by ...

    Authors: Michiko Shigefuji, Nobuo Takai, Subeg Man Bijukchhen, Chintan Timsina and Mukunda Bhattarai
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2024 76:72
  2. We model interseismic plate coupling distribution on the Main Himalayan Thrust (MHT) in Nepal through the inversion of secular GNSS velocity data. To complement previously published data, we compile velocity d...

    Authors: Takao Tabei, Mako Ohzono, Bishow R. Silwal, Rajendra P. Bhandari, Lok B. Adhikari, Janak B. Chand and Thakur P. Kandel
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2024 76:68
  3. Since the Mw 7.9 Gorkha earthquake of April 25, 2015, the seismicity of central and western Nepalese Himalaya has been monitored by an increasing number of permanent seismic stations. These instruments contribute...

    Authors: Bharat Prasad Koirala, Marine Laporte, Laurent Bollinger, Daria Batteux, Jean Letort, Aurélie Guilhem Trilla, Nicolas Wendling-Vazquez, Mukunda Bhattarai, Shiba Subedi and Lok Bijaya Adhikari
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:165