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Subject: Re: Tajikistan earthquake swarm
From: John or Jan Lahr JohnJan@........
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 08:54:01 -0700
For an excellent overview of global tectonics, there is a new version
of the This Dynamic Planet poster available here:
http://www.minerals.si.edu/tdpmap/. The PDF version is huge, but
once downloaded would be very helpful via the zoom-in tool of Adobe reader.
During the past few years the USGS has produced a summary posters
following the most significant earthquakes. They are very helpful in
providing insight into the tectonics of each region. For example, this poster:
ftp://hazards.cr.usgs.gov/maps/sigeqs/20020325/20020325.pdf was made
following a 2002 magnitude 7.4 event in the Hindu Kush. Again, the
pdf format is large, but includes all of the details when the zoom-in
tool of Adobe reader is used.
Links to all of the posters are included here:
At 03:17 AM 7/7/2006, you wrote:
> Hi Jon
> this is a MAJOR fault zone being on the western
> side of the India -Asia Collision Zone. this whole region from
> Tajikistan right to the east across the Tibetan Plateau is
> undergoing severe compression as India rams its way into the Asian
> Continent. As a result many thrust and strikeslip form as the
> material is squeezed out to the eastern and western sides of the zone....
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