International Journal of Earth Sciences

, Volume 105, Issue 2, pp 681–687 | Cite as

Comment on: “Earthquake geology of Kashmir Basin and its implications for future large earthquakes” by Shah (2013); “Kashmir Basin Fault and its tectonic significance in NW Himalaya, Jammu and Kashmir, India” by Shah (2015)

  • Shabir AhmadEmail author
  • Akhtar Alam
  • Bashir Ahmad


Active faults/out-of-sequence thrusts/tectonic discontinuities have been of great international attention to decipher Himalayan tectonics (Mukherjee et al. 2012; Montomoli et al. 2014; review by Mukherjee 2015). Most of the shortening (Indo-Eurasian convergence) is accommodated in the central part along the Himalayan Frontal Thrust (HFT) system (Wesnousky et al. 1999; Lave and Avouac 2000; Ader et al. 2012), while as in the northwest Himalaya, the strain is differently accommodated across the width of the belt (e.g., Nakata 1989; Yeats et al. 1992; Kaneda et al. 2008; Madden et al. 2011; Ahmad et al. 2013). The distributed deformation has also been observed within the Kashmir basin particularly in the form of several unnamed structures including the Balapur Fault (BF) (e.g., Nakata et al. 1991; Yeats et al. 1992; Kaila et al. 1978; Bhat 1982; Ganju and Khar 1984; Madden et al. 2010, 2011; Ahmad 2010, 2014; Ahmad and Bhat 2012, 2013; Ahmad et al. 2013; Alam et al. 2015a, b), as...


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We are obliged to Associate Editor (Soumyajit Mukherjee) for critically analyzing the manuscript which greatly improved its quality. We are also thankful to our colleagues/researchers for encouraging us to through light on the facts associated with the “Balapur Fault.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography and Regional DevelopmentUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of GeologySri Pratap SchoolSrinagarIndia

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