Off Sumatra

Illustration of waveglider motion

Barbot's team is developing geophysical marine robots to probe the deformation of the seafloor. The end goal is to extend geodetic measurements offshore to better understand earthquakes, tectonic processes and tsunami hazards.

The largest earthquake ever recorded in an ocean happened in 2012 in the Indian Ocean; yet even with modern instruments, scientists have debated how this rupture occurred. This project will use new datasets to fully understand this earthquake.

People–Coral–Mentawai is a documentary short about the methods used by scientists at the Earth Observatory of Singapore to develop a timeline of earthquakes in the West Sumatra region.

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)

Libuat island, offshore Sumatra, was uplifted by the 2007 megathrust earthquakes in the Mentawai islands, Indonesia.

Photograph showing the aftermath of the tsunami that hit the Banyak islands offshore Sumatra, after the 2005 Nias earthquake, Indonesia.

People-Coral-Mentawai is a documentary film by Isaac Kerlow, Director of the Art Group at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.

One of SuGAr GPS stations, in the Mentawai islands, offshore Sumatra.

This cross-section image shows the origin of the September 30, 2009 earthquake (upper green star) and an aftershock.

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