Rigid Indian plate: constraints from GPS measurements

Mahesh, P. ; Catherine, J. K. ; Gahalaut, V. K. ; Kundu, Bhaskar ; Ambikapathy, A. ; Bansal, Amit ; Premkishore, L. ; Narsaiah, M. ; Ghavri, Sapna ; Chadha, R. K. ; Choudhary, Pallabee ; Singh, D. K. ; Singh, S. K. ; Kumar, Subhash ; Nagarajan, B. ; Bhatt, B. C. ; Tiwari, R. P. ; Kumar, Arun ; Kumar, Ashok ; Bhu, Harsh ; Kalita, S. (2012) Rigid Indian plate: constraints from GPS measurements Gondwana Research, 22 (3-4). pp. 1068-1072. ISSN 1342-937X

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We analyze GPS data from 26 sites located on the Indian plate and along its boundary. The large spatial coverage of the Indian plate by these sites and longer data duration helped us in refining the earlier estimates of the Euler pole for the Indian plate rotation. Our analysis suggests that the internal deformation of the Indian plate is very low (< 1–2 mm/year) and the entire plate interior region largely behaves as a rigid plate. Specifically, we did not infer any significant difference in motion on sites located north and south of the Narmada Son failed rift region, the most prominent tectonic feature within the Indian plate and a major source of earthquakes. Our analysis also constrains the motion across the Indo-Burmese wedge, Himalayan arc, and Shillong Plateau and Kopili fault in the NE India.

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Keywords:Global Positioning System; India Plate Motion; Euler Pole; Lithospheric Plate Interiors; Failed Rift Regions
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