Active Tectonics of Kumaun and Garhwal Himalaya

  • R. Jayangondaperumal
  • V. C. Thakur
  • V. Joevivek
  • Priyanka Singh Rao
  • Anil Kumar Gupta

Part of the Springer Natural Hazards book series (SPRINGERNAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. R. Jayangondaperumal, V. C. Thakur, V. Joevivek, Priyanka Singh Rao, Anil Kumar Gupta
    Pages 1-40
  3. R. Jayangondaperumal, V. C. Thakur, V. Joevivek, Priyanka Singh Rao, Anil Kumar Gupta
    Pages 41-60
  4. R. Jayangondaperumal, V. C. Thakur, V. Joevivek, Priyanka Singh Rao, Anil Kumar Gupta
    Pages 61-141
  5. R. Jayangondaperumal, V. C. Thakur, V. Joevivek, Priyanka Singh Rao, Anil Kumar Gupta
    Pages 143-150

About this book

Introduction

The book contributes to understanding the pattern of strain release and the level of seismic hazard imposed by large-great earthquakes in the frontal fold-thrust belts of Kumaun and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand. The motivation for active fault studies and their characterization have been emphasized. The book presents the compilation of knowledge garnered in multidisciplinary or proxy studies involved in the understanding of seismic hazard in general and Kumaun–Garhwal Himalaya regions in particular with lucid new maps draped on modern Cartosat or SRTM DEM data. It also discusses satellite image calibration, active faults identifications, and map productions with flowchart. The book discusses window-wise active fault elements with attributes together with the tectonic geomorphic map. It also includes active fault scarp with topographic profile along with field photographs. Finally, it reviews all existing seismotectonic models of the Himalaya, its earthquake hazard, and its vulnerability, specifically for Kumaun and Garhwal regions.

Keywords

Himalayan Tectonics Himalayan earthquake Seismic Hazard Seismotectonic Models of Himalaya Earthquake Hazard Active Tectonics of Kumaun Active Faults Active Faults in Garhwal

Authors and affiliations

  • R. Jayangondaperumal
    • 1
  • V. C. Thakur
    • 2
  • V. Joevivek
    • 3
  • Priyanka Singh Rao
    • 4
  • Anil Kumar Gupta
    • 5
  1. 1.Structure and Tectonic GroupWadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDehradunIndia
  2. 2.Structure and Tectonic GroupWadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDehradunIndia
  3. 3.Akshaya College of Engineering and TechnologyKinathukadavu, CoimbatoreIndia
  4. 4.Geological Survey of IndiaGovernment of IndiaHyderabadIndia
  5. 5.Department of Geology and GeophysicsIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8243-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-8242-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-8243-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-0656
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-0664
  • About this book