Dr. Nagaraju Kanna

Assistant Professor

Department of Earth Sciences

Research Area

My research interest is in the field of seismology and its application to Earth Study. I have been focusing on the mapping of local seismicity and its source mechanism and seismic structure of crust and upper mantle of Himalaya-Tibet zone to understand its geodynamics and plate tectonics. I also worked in different continental regions like India and Antarctica to understand their evolution. I use travel time analysis, Receiver Function modelling and seismic attenuation tomography seismological tools to map the Earth’s deep seismic structure and identify the rock composition.


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Notable Publications

Sandeep Gupta, Mahesh, P.,Nagaraju Kanna, Sivaram, K., and Paul, A. 2021. 3-D seismic velocity structure of the Kumaun-Garhwal (Central) Himalaya: Insight into the Main Himalayan Thrust and earthquake occurrence.Geophysical Journal International, 229(1), 138-149.

Nagaraju Kannaand Sandeep Gupta 2021. Seismic imaging of the Main Himalayan Thrust in the NW Himalaya and Ladakh-Karakoram using receiver function modelling.Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 311, 106642

NagarajuKannaand Sandeep Gupta 2020. Crustal seismic structure beneath the Garhwal Himalaya using regional and teleseismic waveform modelling.Geophysical Journal International, 222, 2040-2052

Sudesh Kumar, Sandeep Gupta,Nagaraju Kanna, K. Sivaram 2020. Crustal structure across the Deccan Volcanic Province and Eastern Dharwar.Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 306, 106543

Nagaraju Kanna, Sandeep Gupta and K.S. Prakasam 2018. Micro-Seismicity and Seismotectonic study in Western Himalaya–Ladakh-Karakoram, using local broadband seismic data.Tectonophysics,726, 100-109.

Awards & Achievements​

AEG's best Ph.D. thesis award for 2017 for excellence in Geo-Science from Association of Exploration Geophysicists
National Post-Doctoral Fellowshipfrom SERB, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. Of India, 2021
Senior Research Associate fellowshipfrom Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India, 2021

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