dc.contributor.authorWang, Yu
dc.contributor.authorSieh, Kerry
dc.contributor.authorTun, Soe Thura
dc.contributor.authorLai, Kuang-Yin
dc.contributor.authorMyint, Than
dc.identifier.citationWang, Y., Sieh, K., Tun, S. T., Lai, K.-Y., & Myint, T. (2014). Active tectonics and earthquake potential of the Myanmar region. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119(4), 3767-3822.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes geomorphologic evidence for the principal neotectonic features of Myanmar and its immediate surroundings. We combine this evidence with published structural, geodetic, and seismic data to present an overview of the active tectonic architecture of the region and its seismic potential. Three tectonic systems accommodate oblique collision of the Indian plate with Southeast Asia and extrusion of Asian territory around the eastern syntaxis of the Himalayan mountain range. Subduction and collision associated with the Sunda megathrust beneath and within the Indoburman range and Naga Hills accommodate most of the shortening across the transpressional plate boundary. The Sagaing fault system is the predominant locus of dextral motion associated with the northward translation of India. Left-lateral faults of the northern Shan Plateau, northern Laos, Thailand, and southern China facilitate extrusion of rocks around the eastern syntaxis of the Himalaya. All of these systems have produced major earthquakes within recorded history and continue to present major seismic hazards in the region.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of geophysical research: solid Earthen_US
dc.rights© 2014. The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.en_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Science::Geology::Structural geology
dc.titleActive tectonics and earthquake potential of the Myanmar regionen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Physical and Mathematical Sciencesen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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