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1555 Srinagar Earthquake

The September 2, 1555 Kashmir earthquake occurred at 33.5N and 75.5E and is the western-most significant and large earthquake of Himalaya. Many authors suggest that it was a shallow, large magnitude earthquake of Ms=7.6 on the basis of the very long duration of aftershocks, intensity distribution and damaging reports which extended for more than 100 km southeast from Srinagar (Ambraseys and Jackson, 2003). Bilham and Ambrasey (2004) assigned the moment of the order of 2.69' 10^27 dyne-cm to this earthquake which may produce the earthquake of rupture area of length 100 km and width 80 km with a reverse slip of about 2 m.

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