Research Papers:



Rajendran, K. and Rajendran, C.P. 2010. Revisitng some sigificant earthquake sources in the Himalaya: Perspectives in past seismicity, Tectonophysics (in review).

Paul, J., Rajendran, C..P., Lowry, A.R., Andrade, V., and Rajendran, K., 2010. Andaman post-seismic deformation observations: An update. Jour. Earth System Sci., (in review).

Rajendran, C.P. and Rajendran, K., Srinivasalu, S., Andrade, V., and Aravazhi, P. 2010. The tsunami history of the Bay of Bengal shores and its implication for the full size predecessors of the 2004 Indian Ocean event. Geological Society of America Bulletin (in review).


John, B. and Rajendran, C.P. 2009. Evidence of episodic brittle faulting in the cratonic part of the Peninsular India and its implications for seismic hazard in the slow deforming regions. Tectonophysics, 471, 240-252.

Rajendran, C.P., John, B., Sreekumari, K., and Rajendran, K., 2009. Reassessing the earthquake hazard in Kerala based on the historical and current seismicity, Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 73, 785-802..

Rajendran, C.P., Ramanamurthy, M.V., Reddy, N.T. and Rajendran, K., 2009. The hazard implications of the late arrival of the 1945 Makran tsunami, Current Science, 95, 1739-1743.

Rajendran, K. and Rajendran, C.P. 2009. Earthquakes in the Himalaya and the seismic gaps: A reassessment based on paleoseismological and archival data. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., Special paper (in review).

Rajendran, C.P. and Rajendran, K. 2009. The earthquake geology of the Kachchh region, northwest India. In: Recent progress on earthquake geology, P. Guarnieri (ed.), Nova Publihers Inc. (in press).


Rajendran, C.P. Kusala Rajendran, M. Thakkar, and Bhanu Goyal, 2008. Assessing the previous activity at the source zone of the 2001 Bhuj earthquake based on the near-source and distant paleoseismological indicators. J. Geophys. Res., vol. 113, B05311, doi:10.1029/2006JB004845.

Kusala Rajendran, C.P. Rajendran, Anil Earnest, G.V. Ravi Prasad, K. Dutta, D.K. Ray, R. Anu, 2008. Age estimates of coastal terraces in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and their tectonic implications , Tectonophysics, 455, 53-60.

John, B. and Rajendran, C.P. 2008. Geomorphic indicators of neotectonism from the Precambrian terrain of peninsular India- A study from the Bharathapuzha basin, Kerala. Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 71, 827-840.


Rajendran, C. P., Rajendran, K., Earnest, A., Anu, R, Machado, T. and Freymueller, F., 2007. The style of crustal deformation and seismic history associated with the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake: A perspective from the Andaman-Nicobar Islands, Bull. Seism. Soc. America, 97, doi: 10.1785/0120050630.


Freymueller, F., Rajendran, C. P., Earnest, A., and Rajendran, K., 2006. Coseismic and Pre-seismic Displacements in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and implications for the regional Tectonics, Bull. Seism. Soc. America, (in review).

Rajendran, C. P., Rajendran, K., Machado, T., Satyamurthy, T., Aravazhi, P. and Jaiswal, M., 2006. Evidence of ancient sea surges and implications for previous Indian Ocean tsunami events, Cur. Sci., 91, 1242-1246.

Rajendran, C. P., Rajendran, K., Duarah, B. P., 2006. Reply to discussion “Interpreting the style of faulting and paleoseismicity associated with the 1897 Shillong, northeast India, earthquake: Implications for regional tectonism” by Rajendran et al., 2004., Tectonics, Vol.25, doi:10.1029/2005TC0019423015.

Rajendran, C. P., Rajendran, K., Duarah, B. P., Baruah, S., and Earnest, A. (2006), Reply to comment by R. Bilham on “Interpreting the style of faulting and paleoseismicity associated with the 1897 Shillong, northeast India, earthquake: Implications for regional tectonism”, Tectonics, 25, TC2002, doi:10.1029/2005TC001902.



Earnest, A., Rajendran, C.P., Rajendran, K., Anu, R and Arun, G.M., 2005. Near-field observations on the co-seismic deformation associated with the 26 December 2004 Andaman-Sumatra earthquake, Cur. Sci., 89,1237-1244.

Cisternas, M., Atwater, B., Torrerjon, F., Sawai, Y., Machuca, G., Marcello, L., Eipert, A., Youlton, C., Salgado, I., Kamataki, T., Shishikura, M., Rajendran, C. P., Javed, K.  M., Rizal, Y., and Husni, M. 2005.  Predecessors of the giant 1960 Chile earthquake. Nature, 437, 404-407.

John, B. and Rajendran, C. P. 2005. Characteristics of brittle deformation in a Precambrian crystalline terrain and implications for active faulting: An example from Kerala, south India. Jour. Geol. Soc. Ind., 66, 29-41.

Rajendran, K., Rajendran, C.P. and Earnest, A., 2005. The great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 26 December 2004, Cur. Sci., 88, 11-12.

Rajendran, C. P. and Rajendran, K. 2005. The status of central seismic gap: A perspective based on the spatial and temporal aspects of the large Himalayan earthquakes. Tectonophysics, 395, 19-39.


Rajendran, C. P., Rajendran, K., Duarah, B. P., Baruah, S. and Earnest, A. 2004. Interpreting the style of faulting and paleoseismicity associated with the 1897 Shillong, northeast India, earthquake:Implications for regional tectonism. Tectonics, 23, TC 4009, doi 1029/2003/TC001605, 2004.

Rajendran, K., Rajendran, C. P. and Kesavan, S. 2004. Mild tremors near Thalasseri (November, 2003): Evidence for a seismic source in north Kerala. Jour. Geol. Soc. Ind., 64, 233-235.

Rajendran, C. P. and Rajendran, K. 2004. Studying earthquake recurrence in the Kachchh region, India, EOS, AGU Transactions, 84, 48, p. 529, 533, 536.

Rajendran, C.P. and Rajendran, K. 2004. Towards better seismic hazard assessment: Need for an integrated approach. Special Volume "Coping with Natural Hazards: Indian Context" The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad, 59-70.

Rajendran, C.P. and Rajendran, K., 2004. Paleoseismology. In: Glimpses of Geosciences Research in India- The Indian Report to IUGS. Indian National Science Academy, 64-67.

Rajendran, C.P. and Rajendran, K. 2004. Understanding earthquakes in space and time: Application of new investigative tools. CESS Jubilee, pp. 249-261

Rajendran, K and Rajendran, C.P. 2005. Study of earthquakes in Kerala: Status and prospectus. CESS Jubilee Compendium, pp. 231-247.


Rajendran, K. and Rajendran, C.P. 2003. Seismogenesis in the stable continental regions and implications for hazard assessment: Two recent examples from India. Cur. Sci., 85, 101-108.

Rajendran, C. P., Earnest, A., Rajendran, K., Dev Das, R. and Sreekumari, K. 2003. The 13 September 2002, North Andaman (Diglipur) earthquake: An analysis in the context of regional seismicity. 2003, Cur. Sci., 84, 919-924.

Rajendran, C. P., Rajendran, K., Vora, K. and Gaur, A. S. 2003. The odds of a seismic source near Dwarka, NW Gujarat: An evaluation based on proxies. Cur. Sci., 84, 695-701.

Rajendran, C.P. and Rajendran, K. 2003. The surface deformation and earthquake history associated with the 1819 Kachchh earthquake. In: Geol. Soc. Ind., Mem., 54, 87-142.

Rajendran, C.P. and Rajendran, K. 2003. Earthquake recurrence in peninsular India: Status and Prospects. Gondwana Geol. Mag., 5, 107-124.


Rajendran, C. P. and Rajendran, K. 2002. Historical constraints on previous seismic activity and morphologic changes near the source zone of the 1819 Rann of Kutch earthquake: Further light on the penultimate event. Seism. Res. Lett., 73, 470-479.

Rajendran, K., Rajendran, C. P., Thakkar, M. and Gartia, R. K. 2002. Sand blows from the 2001 Bhuj earthquake reveal clues on past seismicity. Cur. Sci., 83, 603-610.

Gundu Rao, T.K., Rajendran, C. P., Mathew, J. and B. John, B. 2002. Electron spin resonance dating of fault gouge from Desamangalam, Kerala: Evidence for Quaternary movement in Palghat gap shear zone, southern India. Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. (Earth Planet. Sci.) 111, 103-113.


Rajendran, C. P. and Rajendran, K. (2001), Characteristics of deformation and past seismicity with the 1819 Kutch earthquake, northwestern India. Bull.  Seism. Soc.  Am., 91, 407-426.

Rajendran, K., Rajendran, C. P., Thakkar, M. and Tuttle, M. 2001. The 2001 Kutch (Bhuj) earthquake: Coseismic surface features and their significance. Cur.  Sci., 80, 1397-1405.

Rajendran, C.P. and Rajendran, K. 2001. The 1993 Killari (Latur) earthquake: A paleoseismological perspective. Research Highlights in Seismicity, Indian Geological Congress, 185-200.


Rajendran, C. P. (2000), Using geological data for earthquake studies: A perspective from peninsular India, Cur. Sci., 79, 1251-1258.

Rajendran, K., Rajendran, C. P., Jain, S. K., Murty, C. V. R. and Arlekar, J. N. (2000), The Chamoli earthquake, Garhwal Himalaya: Field observations and implications for seismic hazard. Cur. Sci., 78, 45-51.


Rajendran, C. P., and Rajendran, K., (1999), Geological Investigations at Killari and Ter, Central India and their Implications for Paleoseismicity in the Shield Region, Tectonophysics, 308, 67-81.

Jain, S. K., Murthy, C. V. R., Arlekar, J., Rajendran, C. P., Rajendran, K., and Sinha, R., (1999), The Chamoli India earthquake of March 29, 1999, EERI (Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, California), Special Report, 33, 1-8.

Rajendran, K., and Rajendran, C. P., (1999), Seismogenesis in the Stable Continental Interiors: An Appraisal Based on Two Examples from India, Tectonophysics, 305, 355-370.


Rajendran, C. P. Rajendran, K., and John, B., (1998), Surface deformation related to the 1819 Kachchh earthquake: Evidence for recurrent activity, Cur. Sci., 75, pp 623-626.

Rajendran, K., and Rajendran, C. P., (1998), Characteristics of 1997 Jabalpur earthquake and their bearing on its mechanism. Cur. Sci., 24, 168-174.


Rajendran, C. P. (1997), Tectonics of continental interiors- A report on the `Penrose Conference on Tectonics of continental interiors', Brian Head, Utah, USA, September 23-28, 1997, Cur. Sci., 74, 6-8.

Rajendran, C. P. (1997), Deformation features in the river bluffs at Ter, Osmanabad district, Maharashtra: Evidence for an ancient earthquake, Cur. Sci., 72, 750-755.

Rajendran, C. P., and Rajendran, K., (1997), Comments on "The 1993 Killari earthquake in Central India: A new fault in the Mesozoic basalt flows?" by Seeber et al., J. Geophys. Res.,102, B11, 24,561-24,564.


Rajendran, C. P., Rajendran, K., and John, B., (1996), The 1993 Killari (Latur), Central India, Earthquake: An Example of Fault Reactivation in the Precambrian Crust, Geology, 24, 651-654.

Rajendran, C. P., Rajendran, K., Unnikrishnan, K. R., and John, B., (1996), Palaeoseismic Indicators in the Rupture Zone of the 1993 Killari (Latur) Earthquake, Cur. Sci.,.70, 385-390.

Rajendran, K., and Rajendran, C. P., (1996), Mechanism of Microseismic Activity in Kerala - A Suggestion, Jour. Geol. Soc.  Ind.,, 47, 467-476.

Rajendran, C. P., and Rajendran, K., (1996), Low-Moderate Seismicity in the Vicinity of Palghat Gap, South India and its Implications, Cur. Sci., 70, 304-308.

Rajendran, C.P., and Rajendran, K., (1996), Application of paleoseismological methods in seismic hazard evaluation: An overview based on some examples of intraplate seismicity. Him. Geol., 17, 137-146.


Rajendran, C.P. Ehrlich, R., Talwani, P., and Collinsworth, K. (1993), Recognition of seismically induced liquefaction features: Application of Fourier grain shape analysis to two features in Charleston area, Jour. Sed. Geol., 87,129-138.

Rajendran, C. P. and Talwani, P. (1993), Paleoseismic indicators in Bluffton-Hilton Head area: An appraisal of their tectonic implications, Geology, 21, 987-990.


Rajendran, C.P., Narayanaswamy, Rajagopalan, G. (1989). Quaternary geology of Kerala: Evidence from radiocarbon dates, Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 33, 218-222.

Raha, P.K., Rajendran, C.P. and Kar, R.K. (1989). Record of early Tertiary deposits in Kerala, India and its palaeogeographic significance, Geophytology, 17, 209-218.


Rajendran, C.P. and Raha, P.K.1987). Characterization of organic matter from subsurface sediments, Alleppey Coast, Kerala, Cur. Sci., 56, 209-218.

Rajendran, C.P. and Narayanaswamy (1987). A note on lateritization cycles associated with sedimentaries, Kasargod District, Kerala, Jour. Geol. Soc. India, No. 30, 309-314.


Rajendran, C.P., Narayanaswamy and Chitraprabha, J.P. (1986). Grain size analysis and surface textures of coastal red sands around Kanyakumari District and their implications on environment of deposition: Cur. Sci., 55, 1242-1244.

Rajendran, C.P. and Raha, P.K. (1984). Kerala-Laccadive basin-a reinterpretation, Petrol. Asia Journal, 8, 186-189.

Raha, P. K., Rajendran, C.P., and Kar R.K. (1986). Occurrence of Eocene palynofossils from the subcrop of Kerala, Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 28, 48-50.

Rajendran, C.P. (1987). Occurrence of fossil remains in Warkalli sediments (type area) and its stratigraphic significance. Cur. Sci., 56, 534-536.


Raha, P.K. and Rajendran, C.P. (1984). Ferruginous sandstones at the base of the Tertiary sequence of the Tertiary sequence of the west coast of southern India- their stratigraphic and tectonic significance, Quat. Jour. Geol. Met. Soc. India, 56. 208-216.


Raha, P.K. Sinha Roy, S. and Rajendran, C.P. (1983). A new approach to lithostratigraphy of the Cenozoic sequence of Kerala, Jour. Geol. Soc. Ind., 24, 325-342.


Book Reviews/Correspondence/Articles



Lessons from Haiti: The Indian earthquake scenario, Current Science, 98, 757-758, 2010.


Historical Note: Celebrating the book and the author: Charles Darwin and his times, Current Science, 96, 854-856, 2009.

Review: Recent Advances in Earth System Sciences- Golden Jubilee Volume- Geological Society of India, 2008. 674 p. Current Science. 96, 595-596, 2009.

Quantitative versus qualitative: Which side of the fence? Current Science, 94, 20-22, 2008.


The Anthropocene: A human-driven geological epoch on the anvil. Current Science, 95, 18-19, 2008.


 Sethusamundram Shipping Canal, Sci.Dev. Net. Nov. 2007.


Towards developing a better appreciation of the seismicity and tectonics of Andaman and Nicobar subduction zone, Meeting Report, Current Science, 89, No.12, 1-2, 2005.

The Stability of the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal, Journal Geological Society of India, 66, No3, pp:367-370, 2005.

Sethusamudram shipping canal project and the eternal silence of the Indian earth scientist, Current Science,, 89, 247,2005.

Report on “The 32nd International Geological Congress”, Florence, Italy, Current Science, 88, 9-10, 2005.


Paleoseismology, In: Glimpses of Geoscience Research in India: The Indian report to IUGS 1999-2004, 64-72, 2004.

Vision document for Centre for Earth Science Studies, as a part of a committee constituted by the CESS Research Council, 2004.

Review: Devil in the Mountain – A Search for the Origin of the Andes. Simon Lamb. Princeton University Press, 335p. Current Science, 87, 699-700, 2004.

Review: The Fire Within, Hari Narain, Association of Exploration Geoscientists, Hyderabad, 2004, 253 p. Current Science, 86, 1663-1664, 2004.

Cultural weight dragging at Asian giants’ feet, Correspondence, Nature, 429, 501, June 3, 2004.

Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything. Bill Bryson, Doubleday, Transworld Publishers, 515p, Current Science, 86, 1449-1450, 2004.

Remembering S. Ramaseshan. Current Science, Vol. 86, p. 244, 2004.



Review: Geodynamics of the lithosphere. Kurt Stuve, Springer, New York, 2002, p. 449p. Current Science, 85, 1800-1801, 2003.

Tectonics of southern granulitic terrain- Kuppam-Palani geotransect. Memoir 50, M. Ramakrishnan (ed.). Geol. Soc, Ind., 436p. Current Science, 84, 2002. 1571-1572.

Review: Random Harvest: An anthology of editorials. Memoir 51, B.P. Radhakrishna, Geol. Soc. Ind., Bangalore, 2003. 441 p. Current Science, 85, 672-673.



Review: Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life. Stephen Jay Gould. Ballantine Books, New York, 241p. Current Science, 2002 83, 767-768.

Review: The Little Book of Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Rolf Schick, Copernicus Books, 164p, 2002, Current Science, 83, 901.



Review: The Vedic People: Their History and Geography. Rajesh Kochar, 259p, Current Science, 2001, 80, 581-582.


Report on the International Symposium and School on Active Faulting, January 17-26, 2000, Awaji Island, Hokudan, Japan. Current Science, 2000, 78, 947-948.



Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 1998, Volume 26, 771 pp., Current Science, 1999, 76,1591-1593.

Review: Fieldwork: A Geologist’s Memoir of the Kalahari, Christopher Scholz. 190 pp., Current Science, 1999, 76, 699-700.

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 1994, Volume 22, 513 pp., Current Science, 1996, 71, 244-245.



Rajendran, C.P. and Rajendran, K., (1998), Active faulting and paleoseismology- A report on the Summer School in Active Faulting and Paleoseismology, Luxembourg, July 10-23, 1998, Current Science, 75(6): pp