Myanmar

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.

Observing a fault in a layered outcrop, Myanmar.

The Mingun Pagoda near Mandalay in central Myanmar. The foundation of this unfinished Pagoda is heavily damaged by the 1839 Ava earthquake.

Surveying the living corals in a tidal pool, Kyaukpyu, Myanmar, year 2011.

As the Asian Monsoon migrates north-eastward off the Bay of Bengal, Myanmar is one of the first places the rains make landfall. It is an ideal place to conduct research that will lead to a better understanding of the moisture trajectory of the monsoons from the past and how they may look in the future. The photographs in this series illustrate the journey that scientists from The Earth Observatory of Singapore and their Myanmar colleagues took as they visited thirteen caves in Kalaw and Taungyyi townships to collect samples that will reveal regional climate history.

The two major continuous Global Positioning System (cGPS) networks in South and Southeast Asia that the Centre for Geohazard Observations maintains are the Sumatran GPS Array (SuGAR) and the Myanma

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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