Kashmir Valley Megaearthquakes
The content you've requested is available without charge only to active Sigma Xi members and affiliates.
If you are an active member, affiliate or individual subscriber, please log in now in order to access this article. Be sure you've entered your member or subscriber number on your profile page. (You can access your profile page through the green box to the right.)
If you are not a member, affiliate or individual subscriber, you can:
Kashmir, lying at collision line between the continents of India and Asia, is one of the most seismically active regions on Earth. Compared to San Francisco, for example, which saw a mere 4 meters of displacement in its historic 1906 quake, Kashmir has seen numerous temblors with more than 20 meters of displacement. The authors review the locations, magnitudes and destructiveness of Kashmiri earthquakes over the past 500 years and conclude that another big one is on the way. The only questions are exactly when and where.