Global Positioning System‐based convergence rate between India and southern Tibet is estimated as 20±3  mm/yr (Larson et al., 1999). Despite this fast convergence, the seismicity rate of the Himalaya has been remarkably low, as only ∼50% of this plate boundary has ruptured during the last 200 years. This long‐lived deficit in seismic productivity has led many to believe that the region holds potential for more than one magnitude≥8.0 earthquake (Ambraseys and Jackson, 2003). The Himalaya plate boundary has generated three great earthquakes during the last century; however, since the 1950 Assam earthquake (Mw...

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