New publication on gravity and large earthquakes in the Himalaya

It took exactly ten years from the first discussion to the publication of the paper: our gravity projects in Nepal and Bhutan.

With about 80’000 person•kilometers travelled on crooked mountain roads, we could cover the Himalayas with sufficient gravity points to carry out an analysis of lateral, along-arc variations. These reveal segmentation of the India plate, which large earthquakes’ rupture extent seem to respect.

To read the full story, access our newest paper in Scientific Reports here.

Media appearance: UNIL, FGSE and its Géoblog.