Mentawai Gap–Tsunami Earthquake Risk Assessment (MEGA-TERA)

The Mega-Tera experiment took place in May - June 2015 aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) research vessel Falkor. A total of 19,515 km2 of high-resolution bathymetry and 2,780 km of high-resolution reflection data were acquired in the Wharton Basin and the Mentawai frontal region. The objective of the experiment was to understand the link between earthquake and tsunami genesis and assess the tsunami potential in the Mentawai locked zone.

 

Funding Sources: 

  • Earth Observatory of Singapore

Project Years: 

2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
MEGA-TERA Cruise Log

The Mentawai Gap — Tsunami Earthquake Risk Assessment (MEGA-TERA) project is a scientific expedition that aims to investigate the cause of tsunamis in the seismically active zone west of Siberut Is

EOS Team: 

Co-Principal Investigator
Co-Principal Investigator
Collaborator

Collaborators: 

Collaborator(s):

Kyle Bradley, Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University

Nugroho Hananto, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

Yanfang Qin, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris