Sumatra

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.

  • EOS News
03 Jul 2013

On the afternoon of July 2, 2013, an earthquake struck near Takengon, the capital city of the Central Aceh Regency in northern Sumatra, causing significant casualties and property damage.

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)

Our multi-disciplinary project explores the paleotsunami record in northwestern Aceh Province, Sumatra.

Studies focused on tectonic activity along the Sumatran Fault zone (SFZ), which traverses the entire 1900-km length of Sumatra, are still lacking. The SFZ is segmented and the slip rate varies for each segment, but rates are poorly known, particularly at the southern end of the SFZ.

SuGAr has been observing surface deformation in Sumatra since 2002.

Block-diagram showing a cross-section of the Sunda Megathrust. The Indo-Australian tectonic plate (on the left) dives under the Eurasian plate (on the right).

A magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck Padang in September 2009. The epicentre was just 45 kilometres west of the city.

A magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck Padang in September 2009. The epicentre was just 45 kilometres west of the city.

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