News | Earthquake Geology - Kerry Sieh
  • EOS News
18 Jun 2018

In the video below, Assistant Professor Wei Shengji, Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, suggests that the earthquake tha

  • EOS News
09 Aug 2017

A strong, shallow quake struck western Sichuan, China, on 8 August 2017 at approximately 9pm (Singapore time).

  • EOS News
13 Sep 2016

In the early evening of 12 September 2016, a moderate earthquake (Mw 5.4) struck the southeastern coast of South Korea, about 50 minutes after a Mw 4.9 foreshock. The tremor was strong enough to be felt across South Korea and the northern coast of Kyushu, Japan. Photographs shared on social media showed minor damage in nearby cities, mostly in the form of fallen plaster and ceilings, and minor ground cracks.

  • EOS News
21 Oct 2016

In the afternoon of 21 October 2016, a moderate earthquake (Mw 6.2) struck the city of Kurayoshi, located on the northern coast of weste

  • Earth In The News
24 Aug 2016
  • EOS News
02 Jun 2016

On 2 June 2016, a magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck the southwestern coast of Sumatra, which lies within the Mentawai seismic gap where a megathrust

  • Press Release
09 Jun 2015

Destructive earthquakes in easternmost Malaysia have been very uncommon historically, note scientists from the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore).

  • Earth In The News
16 Apr 2016

Less than 48 hours after Japan was struck by a magnitude-6.2 earthquake, a second event of magnitude-7.0 occurred in the same region on 16 April 2016.

  • EOS News
16 Apr 2016

On 14 April 2016, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a magnitude-6.2 earthquake occurred north of Kumamoto, Japan.

  • Earth In The News
14 Apr 2016

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

  • EOS News
03 Mar 2016

On the evening of March 2, 2016, a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the quake was approximately 800km from Padang, West Sumatra.

  • EOS News
07 Feb 2016

In the early morning of Febuary 6, 2016, a moderate earthquake struck Tainan, southern Taiwan, right before the Chinese New Year holidays.

  • Earth In The News
05 Jan 2016

In the early morning hours of 4th January 2016, a moderate Mw 6.7 earthquake struck the mountainous state of Manipur in northeastern India, close to the Indo-Myanmar border.

  • EOS News
11 Jun 2015

Historically, only three quakes with magnitudes larger than Friday’s quake have occurred in Sabah in the past 100 years.

  • EOS News
30 Apr 2015

In a brief interview with National Public Radio, EOS Director and seismologist Professor Kerry Sieh explains the mechanics of plate movement, the s

  • Earth In The News
26 Apr 2015

The magnitude (Mw) 7.9 April 25th, 2015 earthquake in central Nepal occurred where the Indian and Eurasian plates collide. The earthquake ruptured the large, gently dipping Main Himalayan Thrust fault, which represents the boundary between the plates, at shallow depth (between 10-15 km based on preliminary moment tensor solutions).

  • EOS News
12 Jun 2014

The latest Science Spotlight article in the National Research Foundation (NRF) website features EOS research in a rare Aceh cavern. This cavern has a well-preserved record of ancient tsunami events in the region and was discovered serendipitously by EOS scientists.

  • Awards
26 May 2014

Professor Kerry Sieh, Director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), has been awarded the Harry Fielding Reid Medal, the highest honor of the Seismological Society of America (SSA).

  • Earth In The News
26 Sep 2013

At 4:30 in the afternoon (local time) on 24-Sep-2013, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck western Pakistan.

  • EOS News
02 Aug 2013

This new Knowledge Capsule summarizes the ongoing research of Prof Kerry Sieh and his EOS team and collaborators in the coastline of Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

  • EOS News
13 Jul 2013

Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, visited the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) on July 10, 2013.

  • EOS News
26 Oct 2010

The magnitude 7.7 earthquake on October 25th west of South Pagai, a small island off the west coast of Sumatra, was a large aftershock of the

  • EOS News
11 May 2011

"More than ever before in the short history of our species, and the even shorter history of our civilization, humanity needs smart kids to ta

  • Earth In The News
25 Mar 2011

Based on inital estimates of the earthquake location, it appears likely that the earthquake was caused by motion on the western segment of the Nan Ma Fault.

  • EOS News
31 Oct 2013

Thanks to this software, EOS plans to integrate various data sets in order to understand and model the geometries of subsurface structures.

  • Earth In The News
11 Nov 2012

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred on the Sagaing fault in Myanmar on November 11, 2012.

  • EOS News
11 Apr 2012

Two large earthquakes, magnitude 8.6 and 8.2, struck offshore Aceh in the afternoon of 11-April-2012.

  • Awards
04 Nov 2012

EOS Director Kerry Sieh and Assistant Professor Doug Yule received the 2012 Outstanding Publication Award from the Geological Society of America for their article “Complexities of the San Andreas fault near San Gorgonio Pass”.

  • EOS News
27 Feb 2012

The AXA Research Fund has established the AXA-Nanyang Chair in Natural Hazards at the Earth Observatory of Singapore endowed by a S$5.2 million gift.