Southeast Asia and surrounding areas have many large, active faults, as well as a number of major subduction zones that are responsible for some of the world’s most complex movements by tectonic plates. This region provides a natural laboratory to study Earth deformation processes with global relevance.
The broad goal in this area of EOS research is to increase fundamental knowledge of the region’s tectonic and seismic behaviour, as a basis for more reliable forecasting of earthquakes and tsunamis as well as action to reduce the potential hazards. EOS scientists help lay the groundwork to identify signs of previous earthquakes, their size, their recurrence, and eventually their capacity for destruction. Read more.