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Why April 11 quake was caused by a strike-slip fault

12 April 2012

CHENNAI: Besides the subduction zone (where the Indian plate dives under the Burmese plate) that lies to the west of Indonesia, the Indian Ocean has a diffused seismicity zone. This zone lies to the west of the subduction zone.

……The April 11 quake was not in the subduction zone but to the west of it. “It is an intra-plate earthquake,” R.K. Chadha, Chief Scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad, told The Hindu. An earthquake is called intra-plate when it occurs within the plate and not at the edges of two plates……

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/article3306250.ece

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Written by csirindia

April 14, 2012 at 9:06 am

Posted in NGRI

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