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Hamid Sana

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 300-323

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

Earth Surface and Interior


  • PhD (2016) in Geology and Geophysics

Professional Experience

  • 2020-Present Postdoctoral Researcher Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA), Caltech, Pasadena (United States)
  • 2017-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics (IRSM), Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (Czech Republic)

Research Interests

I use different geological, geophysical and remote sensing tools to study active tectonics and seismic hazard of intraplate and collisional tectonic settings.

Selected Awards

  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019
  • Czech Academy of Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016
  • CSIR Junior and Senior Research Fellowship 2010

Selected Publications

  1. Sana, H. 2019. A probabilistic approach to the seismic hazard in Kashmir basin, NW Himalaya. Geoscience Letters, 6:5.
  2. Sana, H., Nath, S. K., and Gujral, K.S. 2019. Site response analysis of the Kashmir valley during the 8 October 2005 Kashmir earthquake (M w 7.6) using a geotechnical dataset. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 78: 2551.
  3. Sana, H., Bhat, F.A., and Sana, S. 2018. The ancient temples of Kashmir turned from marvel to ruin by earthquakes: a case study of the Pattan twin temples (883-902 AD). Seismological Research Letters, 90(1), 358-365.
  4. Sana, H. 2018. Seismic microzonation of Srinagar city, Jammu and Kashmir. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 115, 578-588.
  5. Sana, H., and Nath, S. K. 2017. Seismic Source Zoning and Maximum Earthquake Prognosis of the Greater Kashmir Territory, NW Himalaya. Journal of Seismology, 21(2), 411-424 (DOI: 10.1007/s10950-016-9608-2).
  6. Sana, H., and Nath, S. K. 2016. Liquefaction Potential Analysis of the Kashmir Valley Alluvium, NW Himalaya. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 85, 11-18.
  7. Sana, H., and Nath, S. K. 2016. In and Around the Hazara-Kashmir Syntaxis a Seismotectonic and Seismic Hazard perspective. Journal of Indian Geophysical Union, 20 (5), 496-505.
  8. Ahmad, B., Sana, H., and Alam, A. 2014. Macroseismic intensity assessment of 1885 Baramulla earthquake of northwest Kashmir Himalaya. Quaternary International, 321, 59-64.