pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 82, Issue 1, pp 108–118 | Cite as

Seismotectonics of Hindukush

  • R. K. S. Chouhan
Article

Summary

Elastic strain rebound increments for the Hindukush region has been studiedwhich revealed a cyclic pattern of strain release in this area where the rate of strain release decreases with time. The spatial distribution of earthquakes clearly defines the Pamir knot where most of the shocks are concentrated. The dip of the deep seated fault which produces the earthquakes so frequently comes out to be 54° dipping in the northwest direction. This fault is best developed between 70 to 300 kilometers and perhaps both these levels represent tectonic discontinuities.

Keywords

Spatial Distribution Elastic Strain Cyclic Pattern Strain Release Tectonic Discontinuity 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. S. Chouhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeophysicsBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi-5India

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