Monitoring the geodynamic behaviour of earthquake using Landsat 8-OLI time series data: case of Gorkha and Imphal

Prediction of earthquake in advance is really a challenging task for the scientific community till now. But research results from various scientists regarding lineament extraction using satellite imageries help us to way forward for earthquake monitoring study. For the present study, Landsat 8 OLI Time series data analyzed by integrating four different remote sensing and GIS software’s for automatic lineament extraction, its change, including lineament lengths and directions study by creating rose diagrams and finally vertical surface transect profile curve drawing. Two recent major earthquakes (in different geological settings Gorkha of Nepal 7.8 Mw and Imphal, Manipur of Eastern India 6.8 Mw) epicenter based single tile and corresponding same temporal scenes (three for before and one for after quake respectively) were considered for each case to perform lineament extraction, length variation and vertical surface transect profile change analysis.

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