Database of Active Structures From the Indo-Asian Collision
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 91, Issue 20, pages 181–182, 18 May 2010
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2010), Database of Active Structures From the Indo-Asian Collision, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(20), 181–182, doi:10.1029/2010EO200001., , and (
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
- fault database
The ongoing collision of India and Asia has produced a vast system of folds and faults, many of which are active today, as evidenced by such recent deadly earthquakes as the 12 May 2008 Sichuan quake [Parsons et al., 2008]. Understanding these events requires knowledge of the region's geologic structures.
Taylor and Yin  have assembled HimaTibetMap- 1.0, a multiformat, comprehensive database of first-order active structures in central Asia that may aid researchers, educators, and students in their studies of Indo-Asian tectonics. For example, this database may be used by seismologists, geodesists, and modelers to identify structures in particular locations that contribute to active deformation, or it may be used by teachers to illustrate concepts such as continental collision or distributed deformation of continents.