Absence of Present Day Active Crustal Deformation along the Chite Fault in Aizawl Area Mizoram through GPS Measurements

Absence of Present Day Active Crustal Deformation along the Chite Fault in Aizawl Area Mizoram through GPS Measurements

ABSTRACT

Earthquakes cannot be prevented from occurring and earthquake prediction with accurate forecasting will still not be possible soon in the foreseeable future. However, techniques like studying the crustal deformation with geodetic applications through GPS can help to generate data towards future earthquake hazard assessment and to study the geodynamics of plate motions, the mechanisms of stressĀ  and strain building and piling inside the crust which could be potential for future earthquake occurrences. Results of slow and steady deformation are indicative of a seismic hazard, which also depends largely how the time elapsed since the previous earthquakes. The geological feature of Aizawl fault is deciphered, monitored and constrained with GPS to define the present day crustal deformation across Aizawl and also to understand the role that it plays in the geodynamics of the region.

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