Exploring the controls on earthquakes and tectonics: from the plains of India to the greatest mountain range on Earth
École Normale Supérieure
Laboratoire de Géologie
The India-Asia collision zone represents the largest area of active mountain-building on the continents today. However, there remain a number of fundamental unanswered questions regarding what controls the location and characteristics of earthquakes, and the size, shape, and evolution through time of the mountain range. In this talk I will discuss a range of new results, based on fieldwork, seismology, satellite geodesy, and numerical modelling, which between them shed new light on the factors that govern the active tectonics of the region, and mountain ranges in general.