An overview of the stratigraphy and tectonics of the Nepal Himalaya

  title={An overview of the stratigraphy and tectonics of the Nepal Himalaya},
  author={Bishal Nath Upreti},
  journal={Journal of Asian Earth Sciences},
  • B. N. Upreti
  • Published 1 October 1999
  • Geology
  • Journal of Asian Earth Sciences
Abstract Nepal can be divided into the following five east–west trending major tectonic zones. (i) The Terai Tectonic Zone which consists of over one km of Recent alluvium concealing the Churia Group (Siwalik equivalents) and underlying rocks of northern Peninsular India. Recently active southward-propagating thrusts and folds beneath the Terai have affected both the underlying Churia and the younger sediments. (ii) The Churia Zone, which consists of Neogene to Quaternary foreland basin… 

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