Geothermal Energy and Earthquakes in Western Himalayas

Authors(1) :-B. C. Chauhan

It is well corroborated that the earth is relentlessly bubbling inside since its birth and traversing continuously through a geological change. The source of this dynamism is the heat stored inside i.e. the geothermal energy, which is believed to be the product of mainly the decay of natural radio-isotopes in the crust and mantle, and in the core of earth. This heat exerts pressure towards the surface where it leads to earthquakes and geothermal events like spectacular volcanoes and fumaroles. The Himalayan Mountains are the youngest ranges amongst various developments in the crust of earth. As per the scientists and observed facts this region is the highest seismic prone zone. In our previous work we have shown, on the basis of substantial observed fact, that the intensity of earthquake can be abated by utilizing the geothermal power. In this work we focus on the state of Himachal, which falls in the base of the western Himalayas. Given the region of zone-V, the earthquake disaster management is one of the major challenges in the state. It is argued that by harnessing geothermal power from various geothermal sites in Himachal, the intensity and risk due to earthquake disaster can be made less detrimental.

Authors and Affiliations

B. C. Chauhan
Department of Physics & Astronomical Science, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala, Kangra, India

Geothermal Energy, Earthquake, Himalayas, Power Generation, California Geysers

Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 1 | January-Febuary 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-02-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 170-175
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET151138
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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B. C. Chauhan, " Geothermal Energy and Earthquakes in Western Himalayas, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.170-175, January-Febuary-2015.
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