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Magnetic fabrics indicating Late Quaternary seismicity in the Himalayan foothills

Jayangondaperumal, R and Dubey, Ashok Kumar and Kumar, Senthil B and Wesnousky, SG and Sangode, SJ (2010) Magnetic fabrics indicating Late Quaternary seismicity in the Himalayan foothills. In: International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geologische Rundschau), 99 (Sp. Is). S265-S278.

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The anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) study was performed on soft sediment samples from a trenched fault zone across the Himalayan frontal thrust (HFT), western Himalaya. AMS orientation of K-min axes in the trench sediments is consistent with lateral shortening revealed by geometry of deformed regional structures and recent earthquakes. Well-defined vertical magnetic foliation parallel to the flexure cleavage in which a vertical magnetic lineation is developed, high anisotropy, and triaxial ellipsoids suggest large overprinting of earth-quake- related fabrics. The AMS data suggest a gradual variation from layer parallel shortening (LPS) at a distance from the fault trace to a simple shear fabric close to the fault trace. An abrupt change in the shortening direction (K-min) from NE-SW to E-W suggests a juxtaposition of pre-existing layer parallel shortening fabric, and bending-related flexure associated with an earthquake. Hence the orientation pattern of magnetic susceptibility axes helps in identifying co-seismic structures in Late Holocene surface sediments.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS); Earthquake fabric; Himalaya; Paleoseismicity
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
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Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 08:54
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 14:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/33560

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