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Collision of the Burma Arc Accretionary Prism and Foldbelt with the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta in Bangladesh

Lead PI: Mr. Leonardo Seeber , Dr. Michael S. Steckler

Unit Affiliation: Seismology, Geology & Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

February 2007 - March 2013
Inactive
Asia ; Burma Plate
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will create a first-order understanding of the structure of the Burma foldbelt and its kinematics. This will be done using data from earthquakes and teleseismic events supplemented by seismic and well data for shallower parts of the structure. 11 continuous GPS stations will be deployed in addition to the six existing ones and 10 semi-continuous stations will be rotated between sites.

OUTCOMES: An additional request for a NFE was rejected by NSF. The Dauki fault was found to be an embryonic first-order element with the steepest dip in strata which suggests it is as young as the Dupitila fm. Four journal publications and nine one-time publications.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$353,702

RESEARCH TEAM:

Won-Young Kim, Mikhail Kogan, Felix Waldhauser

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Dhaka University, Petrobangla, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0636037&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

faults earthquakes seismology geology and tectonics ocean accretionary prism subduction teleseismic event

THEMES

Restless earth