Seismotectonic Map of Afghanistan

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Russell L. Wheeler, Charles G. Bufe, Margo L. Johnson, and Richard L. Dart
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Seismotectonic Map of Afghanistan
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: online files
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1264/
Description:
Abstract:
A seismotectonic map shows geologic, seismological, and other information that is pertinent to seismic hazards but previously was scattered among many sources. Afghanistan is part of the Eurasian plate. Afghan seismicity is driven by the relative northward movements of the Arabian plate past western Afghanistan at 33 mm/yr and of the Indian plate past eastern Afghanistan at 39 mm/yr or faster as both plates subduct under Eurasia. Afghanistan is laced with faults. Known faults large enough to have been mapped at a scale of 1:500,000 are least abundant in the stable North Afghan platform, more abundant in the accreted terranes of southern Afghanistan, and most likely to slip rapidly and generate earthquakes in eastern and southeastern Afghanistan in the broad transpressional plate boundary with the Indian plate. Crustal earthquakes are most abundant in and around northeastern Afghanistan as a result of the northward subduction of the Indian plate. Crustal earthquakes are somewhat less abundant in much of the transpressional plate boundary with India. Central and western Afghanistan are least seismically active. Beneath the Hindu Kush of northeastern Afghanistan and the Pamirs of adjacent Tajikistan, numerous mantle earthquakes occur within a steeply dipping, northeast-trending, tabular zone that is 700 km long and extends nearly to 300 km depth. Except for the Chaman fault that forms part of the western edge of the transpressional plate boundary in Pakistan and Afghanistan, published evidence for or against the activity of individual Afghan faults is sparse. [Summary provided by the USGS.]
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 59.9
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 75.65
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.11
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.66
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > BEDROCK LITHOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > IGNEOUS ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > MINERALS
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > FAULT MOVEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > FOLDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > LITHOSPHERIC PLATE MOTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > PLATE BOUNDARIES
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Theme_Keyword: Open File Report
Theme_Keyword: Ofr
Theme_Keyword: Maps
Theme_Keyword: Seismotectonic Map
Theme_Keyword: Geology
Theme_Keyword: Seismic Hazards
Theme_Keyword: Earthquakes
Theme_Keyword: Indian Plate
Theme_Keyword: Afghan Fault
Theme_Keyword: Chaman Fault
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > AFGHANISTAN
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: RUSSELL L. WHEELER
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: RICHARD L. DART
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: P.O. Box 25046, M.S. 966
City: Denver
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80225
Country: USA
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Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: P.O. Box 25046, MS 966
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80225
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 273-8589
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-273-8637
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 303-273-8600
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wheeler@usgs.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dart@usgs.gov
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/PUBS/ER/PW/OFS > Open File Services Section, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: USGS OPEN-FILE SERVICES SECTION
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: USGS Information Services
Address: Open-File Services Section
Address: Box 25286
Address: Federal Center
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80225-0286
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-202-4200
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 303-202-4210
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 303-202-4188
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: infoservices@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: USGS_OFR_2005_1264
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http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/
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http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1264/pdf/OFR-1264.pdf...
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Report on the Seismotectonic Map of Afghanistan.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050912
Metadata_Review_Date: 20050912
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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