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Hetényi, György
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Le Roux-Mallouf, Romain
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Berthet, Théo
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Cattin, Rodolphe
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Cauzzi, Carlo Virgilio
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Phuntsho, Karma
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Grolimund, Remo
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2019-12-04T12:38:29Z
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2017-06-12T16:29:51Z
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2019-12-04T12:38:29Z
dc.date.issued
2016-10-28
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0094-8276
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1944-8007
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10.1002/2016GL071033
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/123025
dc.identifier.doi
10.3929/ethz-b-000123025
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The region of Bhutan is thought to be the only segment of the Himalayas not having experienced a major earthquake over the past half millennium. A proposed explanation for this apparent seismic gap is partial accommodation of the India‐Asia convergence further south across the Shillong Plateau, yet the seismic behavior of the Himalayan megathrust in Bhutan is unknown. Here we present historical documents from the region reporting on an earthquake in 1714 A.D. and geological evidence of surface rupture to constrain the latest large event in this area. We compute various earthquake scenarios using empirical scaling relationships relating magnitude with intensity, source location and rupture geometry. Our results constrain the 1714 A.D. earthquake to have ruptured the megathrust in Bhutan, most likely during a M7.5–8.5 event. This finding reclassifies the apparent seismic gap to a former information gap and implies that the entire Himalayan arc has a high level of earthquake potential.
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application/pdf
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en
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American Geophysical Union
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Joint approach combining damage and paleoseismology observations constrains the 1714 A.D. Bhutan earthquake at magnitude 8 ± 0.5
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Journal Article
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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.date.published
2016-10-17
ethz.journal.title
Geophysical Research Letters
ethz.journal.volume
43
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ethz.journal.issue
20
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ethz.journal.abbreviated
Geophys. res. lett.
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10695
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ethz.pages.end
10702
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publishedVersion
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Washington, DC
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00003 - Schulleitung und Dienste::00022 - Bereich VP Forschung / Domain VP Research::02818 - Schweiz. Erdbebendienst (SED) / Swiss Seismological Service (SED)
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00003 - Schulleitung und Dienste::00022 - Bereich VP Forschung / Domain VP Research::02818 - Schweiz. Erdbebendienst (SED) / Swiss Seismological Service (SED)
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2017-06-12T16:30:48Z
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ECIT
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imp593654e56b3b448396
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pub:185369
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yes
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Open access
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