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Covered in Golden Dust: Learning to Survey Active Faults in Myanmar

In February 2017, scientists from the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) led an earthquake geology training camp in Myanmar and Thailand. The course was designed to allow scientists to share their knowledge about active fault trenching and paleoseismology with geology students who may not have had prior field experience.

 

We propose to install 30 broadband seismometers to cover the seismic gap on the Sagaing fault and the neighbouring region, which is one of the most populated areas in Myanmar. The seismic data will be used to better understand the seismotectonic setting in the region. The proposed works include waveform modelling for earthquake focal mechanism and crustal and slab velocity structure, and determining micro-seismicity location, locking depth and the slip rate on the fault. These will be key for seismic hazard estimation and preparedness in Myanmar.

We propose to look in detail at five years of data that have been recorded by 24 continuous GPS stations in the Myanmar-­India-­Bangladesh-­Bhutan (MIBB) network, and extend their coverage with InS

  • Earth In The News
24 Aug 2016
  • Earth In The News
14 Apr 2016

On 13 April 2016, a magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck northwest Myanmar.

This project combines satellite imagery, advanced mapping tools, seismic monitoring and field work to investigate the behavior of the Sagaing Fault in Myanmar and improve seismic hazard predictions for Myanmar.

Tectonic interpretation of the different neotectonic domains of Myanmar.

Map of Myanmar, Bangladesh and surrounding regions.

Animation showing the 2000 to 2010 earthquakes and their rupture patches on the Sunda megathrust fault.

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