Asia

This animation shows the propagation of a tsunami in the Indian Ocean after an earthquake (Mw=8.2) on the Mentawai gap of the Sunda megathrust offshore Sumatra, Indonesia.

This animation shows the propagation of a tsunami triggered by a thrust earthquake of magnitude Mw=9 on the Manila Trench, Philippines.

Animation showing the precipitations over Singapore and the region during the tropical storm Vamei in 2008.

Map showing  the Tertiary deformation of Asia, from Tapponnier et al, Geology, 1982

Block-diagram showing a cross-section of the subduction zone beneath the islands of Java, Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa in Indonesia.

Block-diagram showing a cross-section of the subduction zone beneath the Philippines. The Philippine tectonic plate (on the right) dives under the Eurasian plate (on the left).

Block-diagram showing a cross-section of the subduction zone beneath the islands of Java, Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa in Indonesia.

Map showing the segmentation of the Sumatra Fault Zone (SFZ) and historical earthquakes. The SFZ has generated many historical earthquakes with magnitude ≥7 (Sieh and Natawidjaja, 2000)

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