Earth Observatory Blog

Submitted on 20 Feb 2018 by:

In early 2016, the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) installed a network of seismic stations in northeastern Bangladesh called TREMBLE - Temporary Receivers for Monitoring Bangladesh Earthquakes. The aim of TREMBLE is to monitor seismicity and study body waves - seismic waves that move through the earth’s interior. TREMBLE also enables shallow tomographic studies. It is an ongoing collaboration with Dhaka University’s Department of Geology.

Bangladesh has a long history of floods and earthquakes. With the 8th largest population in the world, it has a limited land area of just 147,570 square kilometres (km2). It also lacks infrastructure that can withstand earthquakes.

Having this many people in such a small area is potentially disastrous in the event of an...