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Nepal BSSA & SRL Articles Special Collection

In response to the April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the Seismological Society of America (SSA) has assembled the following research papers that examine the tectonics, structure, and earthquake history of the Himalayas. To foster the exchange of information about this region, and in an effort to fulfill our goal to “Advance seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society,” these papers will be available free until the end of June, 2015.

These papers were previously published in SSA’s two journals, Seismological Research Letters (SRL) and the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA), and underwent the normal review process. The papers in this compilation were selected by Publication Committee Chair Andrew Michael, SRL Editor-in-Chief Zhigang Peng, SRL Associate Editor Susan Hough, and BSSA Associate Editor Roland Bürgmann, with assistance from SSA President Ruth Harris.

Additional articles may be added to the collection as they come to our attention.

The links take you to the article online. Older articles are available only as a PDF file and for those you will be taken to a download page. For more recent articles, you will be taken to the abstract and may choose to either download the PDF or read the full text online.

SRL Articles

2013 – M.L. Sharma, A. Sinvhal, Y. Singh, and B.K. Mahashwari
Damage Survey Report for Sikkim Earthquake of 18 September 2011
Seismological Research Letters, January/February 2013
84:1 pp.49-56

2013 – C. P. Rajendran, Kusala Rajendran, Jaishri Sanwal, and Mike Sandiford
Archeological and Historical Database on the Medieval Earthquakes of the Central Himalaya: Ambiguities and Inferences
Seismological Research Letters, November/December 2013
84:6 pp.1098-1108

2013 – Chris Goldfinger, Yasutaka Ikeda, Robert S. Yeats, and Junjie Ren
Superquakes and Supercycles
Seismological Research Letters, January/February 2013
84:1 pp.24-32.

2013 – Bilham, R., B.S. Bali, S. Ahmad & C. Schiffman
Oldham’s Lost Fault
Seismological Research Letters, July/August 2013
84:4 pp.702-710

2013 – Bilham, R.
Tom La Touche and the Great Assam Earthquake of 12 June 1897: Letters from the Epicenter
Seismological Research Letters, May/June
79:3 pp.426-437

2013 – Nicholas Ambraseys and Roger Bilham
The Sarez-Pamir Earthquake and Landslide of 18 February 1911
Seismological Research Letters, March/April 2012
83:2 pp.294-314

2009 – A. Raj, S. K. Nath, B. K. Bansal, K. K. S. Thingbaijam, A. Kumar, N. Thiruvengadam, A. Yadav, and M. L. Arrawatia
Rapid Estimation of Source Parameters Using Finite Fault Modeling—Case Studies from the Sikkim and Garhwal Himalayas
Seismological Research Letters, January/February 2009
80:1 pp.89-96

BSSA Articles

2013 - P. Mahesh, S. S. Rai, K. Sivaram, Ajay Paul, Sandeep Gupta, Rajagopala Sarma and V. K. Gaur
One-dimensional Reference Velocity Model and Precise Locations of Earthquake Hypocenters in the Kumaon-Garhwal Himalaya
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, February 2013
103:1 pp.328-339

2011 - Avinash Nayak, Sankar Kumar Nath, Kiran Kumar Singh Thingbaijam and Saurabh Baruah
New Insights into Path Attenuation of Ground Motions in Northeast India and Northwest Himalayas
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, October 2011
101:5 pp.2550-2560

2010 – S. Martin. and W. Szeliga
A Catalog of Felt Intensity Data for 570 Earthquakes in India from 1636 to 2009
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, April 2010
100:2, pp. 562-569.

2010 – W. Szeliga, S. Hough, S. Martin and R. Bilham
Intensity, Magnitude, Location and Attenuation in India for Felt Earthquakes since 1762
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, April 2010
100:2, pp. 570-584.

2008 – S. Mukhopadhyay, J. Sharma, R. Massey and J. R. Kayal
Lapse-time Dependence of Coda Q in the Source Region of the 1999 Chamoli Earthquake
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, August 2008
98:4 pp.2080-2086

2003 – Nicolas Ambraseys and Roger Bilham
Reevaluated intensities for the Great Assam earthquake of 12 June 1897, Shillong, India
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, April 2003
93:2 pp.655-673

2005 – Thomas L. de la Torre and Anne F. Sheehan
Broadband Seismic Noise Analysis of the Himalayan Nepal Tibet Seismic Experiment
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, June 2005
95:3 pp.1202-1208

1986 – Harsh K. Gupta and Kusala Rajendran
Large Artificial Water Reservoirs in the Vicinity of the Himalayan Foothills and Reservoir-induced Seismicity
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, February 1986 76:1 pp.205-215

1980 – D. D. Singh and H. K. Gupta
Source Dynamics of Two Great Earthquakes of the Indian Subcontinent; the Bihar-Nepal Earthquake of January 15, 1934 and the Quetta Earthquake of May 30, 1935
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, June 1980
70:3 pp.757-773

1975 – A. N. Tandon and H. N. Srivastava
Focal Mechanisms of Some Recent Himalayan Earthquakes and Regional Plate Tectonics
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, August 1975
65:4 pp.963-969

1973 – Harsh K. Gupta, Dragutin Skoko and Yasuo Sato
Accuracy of Determination of Epicenter and Origin Time of Small-magnitude Earthquakes in the Indian Subcontinent
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, December 1973
63:6-1, pp.1901-1912

1973 – J. G. Negi and V. P. Singh
Love-wave Dispersion Analysis for the Crustal Structure of Laterally Inhomogeneous Himalayas
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, June 1973
63:3 pp.1163-1172

1969 – P. N. Agrawal
Structural Response Results during the June 27, 1966 Earthquake in Nepal-India Border Region
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, April 1969
59:2 pp.771-775

1968 – K. L. Kaila, P. R. Reddy and Hari Narian
P-wave Travel Times from Shallow Earthquakes Recorded in India and Inferred Upper Mantle Structure
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, December 1968
58:6 pp.1879-1897

1968 – K. L. Kaila, P. R. Reddy and Hari Narain
Crustal Structure in the Himalayan Foothills Area of North India, from ‘P’ wave Data of Shallow Earthquakes
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, April 1968
58:2 pp.597-612

1967 – Harsh K. Gupta and Hari Narain
Crustal Structure in the Himalayan and Tibet Plateau Region from Surface Wave Dispersion
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, April 1967
57:2 pp.235-248

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