Spotlight Sumatra

Sumatran Fault Monitoring (SuMo) Campaign GPS project

The Sunda megathrust has received a lot of attention in the last decade. However, information on the Sumatran fault zone (SFZ), which traverses the entire 1900-km length of Sumatra, is still lacking. The SFZ is a right-lateral strike-slip fault, accommodating a significant portion of the plate convergence that is oblique to the Sunda trench. The SFZ is segmented (Sieh and Natawidjaja, 2000), and the slip rate varies for each segment, but... read more