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Subject: Re: Tajikistan earthquake swarm
From: John or Jan Lahr JohnJan@........
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 08:54:01 -0700

Hi Jon,

For an excellent overview of global tectonics, there is a new version 
of the This Dynamic Planet poster available here:  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:  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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