Supriyo Mitra's Publications

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38. Supriyo Mitra, Swati Sharma*, Keith Priestley, Sunil Kumar Wanchoo (2023)
3D crustal structure of the Jammu and Kashmir Himalaya: Signatures of mid-crustal ramp and Lesser Himalayan duplex. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 128, e2023JB027350.

37. Hari Ram Thapa, Surya Pachhai, Abdelkrim Aoudia, Daniel Manu-Marfo, Keith Priestley, Supriyo Mitra (2023)
The Main Himalayan Thrust beneath Nepal and Southern Tibet illuminated by seismic ambient noise and teleseismic P wave coda autocorrelation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 128, e2022JB026195.

36. Jashodhara Chaudhury*, Supriyo Mitra (2023)
Subcontinental lithospheric mantle discontinuities beneath the Eastern Himalayan Plate Boundary System, NE India Geophysical Journal International, 233(3), June 2023, pp 2155–2171,


35. Supriyo Mitra, Sunil Kumar Wanchoo, Keith Priestley (2022)
Seismic Coda-Wave Attenuation Tomography of the Jammu and Kashmir Himalaya Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, e2022JB024917, 31 Aug 2022.

34. Aisling O'Kane*, Alexander Copley, Supriyo Mitra, Sam Wimpenny (2022)
The geometry of active shortening in the north-west Himalayas and the implications for seismic hazard Geophysical Journal International, 231(3), December 2022, pp 2009–2033,


33. Jashodhara Chaudhury*, Supriyo Mitra, Tapabrato Sarkar (2021)
Hales discontinuity in the southern Indian continental lithosphere: Seismological and petrological models Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, e2020JB020564, 18 Jan 2021.


32. Debarchan Powali*, Shubham Sharma*, Riddhi Mandal*, Supriyo Mitra (2020)
A reappraisal of the 2005 Kashmir (Mw 7.6) earthquake and its aftershocks: Seismotectonics of NW Himalaya, Tectonophysics, 789, 228501, 20 Aug 2020.

31. Swati Sharma*, Supriyo Mitra, Shubham Sharma*, Keith Priestley, Sunil K. Wanchoo, Debarchan Powali*, Liyaqet Ali* (2020)
A Report on Broadband Seismological Experiment in the Jammu and Kashmir Himalaya (JAKSNET), Seismological Research Letters, 91 (3), 1915-1926, 18 March 2020.


30. Jyotima Kanaujia*, Supriyo Mitra, S.C. Gupta and M.L. Sharma (2019)
Crustal anisotropy from shear-wave splitting of local earthquakes in the Garhwal Lesser Himalaya, Geophysical Journal International, 219 (3), 2013-2033, 3 December 2019.

29. Keith Priestley, Tak Ho and Supriyo Mitra (2019)
The crust structure of the Himalaya: A synthesis, Geological Society London, Special Publications, 483, 15 February 2019.

28. Rashmi Singh*, Shubham Sharma*, Supriyo Mitra and Prosanta Kumar Khan (2019)
Mapping of Coda-Wave Attenuation and Its Frequency Dependency Over Eastern Indian Shield, Pure Appl. Geophys., 29 July 2019.

27. Siddharth Dey*, Debarchan Powali*, Jashodhara Chaudhury*, Monumoy Ghosh*, Riddhi Mandal*, Jyotima Kanaujia* and Supriyo Mitra (2019)
28 August 2018 (Mw 4.5) Bengal Basin earthquake highlights active basement fault beneath the sediments, Current Science, 116 (10), 25 May 2019. PDF


26. Shubham Sharma* and Supriyo Mitra (2018)
Seismic attenuation of the Eastern Himalayan and Indo-Burman plate boundary systems, Northeast India, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, 10797-10809.

25. Himangshu Paul*, Keith Priestley, Debarchan Powali*, Swati Sharma*, Supriyo Mitra and Sunil K. Wanchoo (2018)
Signatures of the existence of frontal and lateral ramp structures near the Kishtwar Window of the Jammu and Kashmir Himalaya: Evidence from microseismicity and source mechanisms, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19, 3097-3114.

24. Supriyo Mitra, Keith Priestley, Kajaljyoti Borah and Vinod Gaur (2018)
Crustal Structure and Evolution of the Eastern Himalayan Plate Boundary System, Northeast India, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, 621-640.


23. Himangshu Paul* and Supriyo Mitra (2017)
Three-Dimensional crustal architecture beneath the Sikkim Himalaya and its relationship to active deformation, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122, 7860-7878.

22. Ajay Kumar*, Shashwat K. Singh*, Supriyo Mitra, K. F. Priestley and Shankar Dayal (2017)
The 2015 April 25 Gorkha (Nepal) earthquake and its aftershocks: implications for lateral heterogeneity on the Main Himalayan Thrust, Geophysical Journal International, 208 (2), 992-1008, 1 February 2017.

21. Ajaay Thirunavukarasu*, Ajay Kumar*, Supriyo Mitra (2017)
Lateral variation of seismic attenuation in Sikkim Himalaya, Geophysical Journal International, 208 (1), 257–268, 1 January 2017.


20. Ajay Kumar*, Supriyo Mitra and G. Suresh (2015)
Seismotectonics of the Eastern Himalayan and Indo-Burman Plate Boundary Systems, Tectonics, vol. 34, issue 11, pp 2279-2295, November 2015. DOI: 10.1002/2015TC003979

19. Supriyo Mitra, Himangshu Paul*, Ajay Kumar*, Shashwat Kumar Singh*, Siddharth Dey* and Debarchan Powali* (2015)
The 25 April 2015 Nepal earthquake and its aftershocks, Current Science, vol. 108, no. 10, pp 1938-1943, 25 May 2015. PDF

18. Himangshu Paul*, Supriyo Mitra, S.N. Bhattacharya and G. Suresh (2015)
Active Transverse faulting within underthrust Indian Crust beneath the Sikkim Himalaya, Geophysical Journal International, vol. 201, no. 2, pp 1070-1081, May 2015. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv058


17. A. Copley, Supriyo Mitra, R. Alastair Sloan, S. Gaonkar, and K. Reynolds* (2014)
Active faulting in apparently stable peninsular India: Rift inversion and a Holocene-age great earthquake on the Tapti Fault Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth), 119, 6650-6666, 15 August 2015. doi:10.1002/2014JB011294
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16. Supriyo Mitra, Sunil Wanchoo and K. Priestley (2014)
Source Parameters of the 1 May 2013, mb 5.7 Kishtwar Earthquake: Implications for Seismic Hazards, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 104 (2), 1013-1019, April 2014. doi:10.1785/0120130216


15. S.N. Bhattacharya, Supriyo Mitra and G. Suresh (2013)
The shear-wave velocity of the upper mantle beneath the Bay of Bengal, Northeast Indian Ocean from inter-station phase velocities of surface waves, Geophysical Journal International, 193 (3), 1506-1514, June 2013. doi:10.1093/gji/ggt007


14. Supriyo Mitra, K. Priestley, C.E. Acton, V.K. Gaur (2011)
Anomalous surface wave dispersion and the enigma of "continental-like" structure for the Bay of Bengal, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 42 (6), 1243-1255, November 2011. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.07.008

13. Supriyo Mitra, Sribharath Kainkaryam*, Amit Padhi*, S.S. Rai and S.N. Bhattacharya (2011)
The Himalayan foreland basin crust and upper mantle, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 184 (12), pp 3440, January 2011. doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2010.10.009

12. C.E. Acton, K. Priestley, Supriyo Mitra, and V.K. Gaur (2011)
Crustal structure of the Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya and Southern Tibet, Geophysical Journal International, 184, 829-852, February 2011. doi:10.1111/j.1365246X. 2010.04868.x


11. S.N. Bhattacharya, G. Suresh, and Supriyo Mitra (2009)
Lithospheric S-wave velocity structure of the Bastar craton, Indian peninsula from surface-wave phase-velocity measurements, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 99 (4), 2502-2508, August 2009. DOI: 10.1785/0120080360

10. S. Dasgupta, R.L. Nowack and Supriyo Mitra (2009)
Deconvolution of three-component teleseismic data from Southern Tibet using the SVA technique, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 99 (3), 1973-1983, June 2009. DOI: 10.1785/0120070196

9. Walling M Yanger*, W.K. Mohanty, S.K. Nath, Supriyo Mitra and Ajesh John* (2009)
Microtremor survey in Talchir, India to ascertain its basin characteristics in terms of predominant frequency by Nakamura's ratio technique, Engineering Geology; vol 106, Issue 3-4, pp. 123-132, 12 June 2009. DOI: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2009.03.013


8. Supriyo Mitra, S.N. Bhattacharya and S.K. Nath (2008)
Crustal structure of the Western Bengal Basin from joint analysis of Teleseismic Receiver Functions and Rayleigh Wave Dispersion, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 98 (6), 2715-2723, December 2008. DOI: 10.1785/0120080141


7. S.S. Rai, K. Priestley, V.K. Gaur, Supriyo Mitra, M.P. Singh, and M.P. Searle (2006)
Confguration of the Indian Moho beneath the NW Himalaya and Ladakh, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L15308, 2006. doi:10.1029/2006GL026076.

6. Supriyo Mitra, K. Priestley, V.K. Gaur, S.S. Rai (2006)
Frequency-Dependent Lg Attenuation in the Indian Shield, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 96 (6), 2449-2456, December 2006. doi: 10.1785/0120050152

5. Supriyo Mitra, K. Priestley, V.K. Gaur, S.S. Rai (2006)
Shear-Wave Structure of the South Indian Lithosphere from Rayleigh Wave Phase Velocity Measurements Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 96, 4A, 1551-1559, August 2006. doi: 10.1785/0120050116

4. Supriyo Mitra, K. Priestley, V.K. Gaur, S.S. Rai, J. Haines (2006)
Variation of Rayleigh wave group velocity dispersion and seismic heterogeneity of the Indian crust and uppermost mantle, Geophysical Journal International, 164 (1), January 2006. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02837.x


3. Supriyo Mitra, K. Priestley, A.Kr. Bhattacharyya and V.K. Gaur (2005)
Crustal Structure and Earthquake Focal Depths Beneath Northeastern India and Southern Tibet, Geophysical Journal International, 160 (1), January 2005. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02470.x

2. S.K. Nath,, S.N. Bhattacharya, M. Vyas, I. Pal, P. Sengupta, Supriyo Mitra, W.K. Mohanty, S.S. Ganguli (2005)
The great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 26 December as percived from the broadband seismograms of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Seismological Observatory. Current Science, vol. 88, no. 9, 10 May 2005.


1. T.K. Biswal, B. Biswal, Supriyo Mitra, M. Roy Moulik (2002)
Deformation pattern of the NW terrane boundary of the Eastern ghats Mobile Belt, India : A Tectonic Model and Correlation with Antartica. Gondwana Research, Vol.5, No.1, January 2002, pp. 45-52.

Book Chapters

1. Training Handbook for the Faculty of State Resource Institutions, under the National Programme for Capacity Building of Engineers in Earthquake Risk Management (NPCBEERM), Ministry of Home Affairs (National Disaster management Division), Government of India. Published by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, April 2006. (Chapters 1, 9, 10 and 11 written by S. Mitra)

Other Articles

1. S.N. Bhattacharya and Supriyo Mitra (2010)
Shear-wave velocity structure of the Indian Shield Lithosphere through measurement and inversion of Inter-Station surface-wave phase-velocities. Deep Continental Studies (DCS-DST) Newsletter, January 2010.

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