Overview

This team's research combines traditional geological tools, like geological maps, satellite imagery, and seismicity datasets, with data from the oil industry (seismic reflection data and wells). In addition, Judith Hubbard's team bought an Envirovibe minibuggy from Industrial Vehicle International to acquire high-resolution seismic reflection data across the tips of active faults to understand their recent deformation history and to tie deep structure to surface deformation.

Many active fault systems in Southeast Asia are barely mapped, and the region thus offers many open research problems; it is one of the best places in the world to study earthquake hazards today. Judith Hubbard's team will use quantitative fault-related folding techniques to interpret datasets at its disposal and develop realistic geometric and kinematic 3D fault models. The lab will develop local and regional 3D fault models for parts of Southeast Asia, including fault systems in the Himalayas, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Resources

The Ratu River Expedition: Earthquakes in Nepal
The Ratu River Expedition (Nepali subtitles)
La Expedición del Río Ratu - Terremotos en Nepal
EOS Knowledge Capsule: Seismic Vibration Truck

Facilities

MIBB GPS Network Sumatran GPS Array (SuGAr)

Projects

Fault geometries and histories in western Nepal and implications for seismic hazards

The 2015 Mw7.8 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal, was a reminder of the seismic hazard presented by the Himal...
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The impact of fault-bend folding and high resolution bathymetry on models of tsunami generation

In subduction zones, the greatest hazard from earthquakes often comes from tsunami waves. However, m...
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TREMBLE (Temporary REceivers for Monitoring BangLadesh Earthquakes)

The country of Bangladesh sits in a complex tectonic region on the eastern side of the India-Asia co...
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Slip rates and base level changes on the Main Frontal Thrust, Nepal

In 2014 and 2015, the Structural Geology group at EOS conducted seismic reflection acquisition in Ne...
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Geometry and Kinematics of the Main Frontal Thrust, Himalaya

The highest mountains on Earth, the Himalaya, are the product of 50 million years of collision betwe...
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Bangladesh: Active Faults in the Chittagong-Tripura Fold Belt

To the west of the Intraplate Deformation zone, across the Indo-Burma Ranges, lies another large con...
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Selected Publications

Year 2021

Slab Models Beneath Central Myanmar Revealed by a Joint Inversion of Regional and Teleseismic Traveltime Data

Jiayuan Yao, Bor‐Shouh Huang, Judith Hubbard, Meng Chen, Ping Tong, Shaolin Liu, et al.

Year 2021

Building the Himalaya from tectonic to earthquake scales

Luca Dal Zilio, Gyorgy Hetenyi, Judith Hubbard, & Laurent Bollinger

Year 2021

Slip rate deficit and earthquake potential on shallow megathrusts

Eric O. Lindsey, Emma M. Hill, James D.P. Moore, Judith A. Hubbard, Kyle E. Bradley, Rafael V. Almeida, et al.

The Team

Clair Elaine Jerusha DEVAN

Clair Elaine Jerusha DEVAN

Assistant Manager/Secretary

FELIX Raquel Picar

FELIX Raquel Picar

PhD Student

Judith HUBBARD

Judith HUBBARD

Principal Investigator

Jiang YU

Jiang YU

Research Fellow

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