25012018 physics1

Built only earthquake safe structures: Dr. Sushil

25012018 physics1

SMVDU Katra: Dr. Sushil Kumar, Head, Geophysics Division and a noted Geologist, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, an autonomous institute of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, delivered an invited talk on Active Tectonics and Himalayan Fault System and large earthquake generation to the students, Research Scholars and Faculty members of School of Physics. He introduced to the audience the phenomenon of earthquake generation viz a viz various earth processes. He discussed the fault types, source characteristics, foreshocks, aftershocks etc. He informed the students that only four great earthquakes have occurred in past 100 to 150 years and no great earthquake has occurred in past 68 years which becomes a reason for us to be prepared and focus on increasing awareness so that people are encouraged to build only earthquake safe structures. He encouraged and that more and more students particularly from physics background should work on understanding earthquake processes. He also briefly introduced some of the techniques such broadband seismology, GPS, tools for geomorphology etc. to understand the earthquake sources and the structure of the earth. Towards the discussed in detail the opportunities that are available at WIHG for pursing research work in various areas including Geophysics. In the end a question answer session was also held. Dr. Yugal Khajuria, Head School of Physics, thanked the speaker for sparing time to interact with the students of the School of Physics.


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