The Himalayan Frontal Thrust (HFT) has been the center of paleoseismic study for over two decades. Paleoseismic trench investigations have found evidence for earthquake events so large that they dwarf the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha earthquake, which killed 9,000 people.
Geomorphic, geodetic and geophysical studies have added to the rapidly expanding knowledge base, further supporting the occurrence of such large earthquake events. However, this research has made little headway in being incorporated into seismic hazard assessments and mitigation strategies, primarily due to large uncertainties that are inherent in paleoseismic research.
|Date||Wednesday, 18 September 2019|
|Time||1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Location||Benson Common Room (Gn9), Geology Building|