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dc.contributor.author Sieh, Kerry
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-28T03:44:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-28T03:44:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.date.issued 2012-09-28
dc.identifier.citation Sieh, K. (2007). The Sunda megathrust : past, present and future. Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, 01(01), 1-19.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/8663
dc.description.abstract After lying dormant for about a thousand years, sudden slippage of a 1600-km long section of the Sunda megathrust fault caused uplift of the seafloor between Aceh and Myanmar, resulting in a great earthquake and the horrific Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Three months later and just to the south, sudden slippage of a 350-km length of the megathrust beneath Simeulue and Nias islands caused another destructive great earthquake and lesser tsunami. Because it takes centuries for tectonic strains to build up again after such big earthquakes, these two events are unlikely to recur within the next hundred years. Farther south, however, offshore West Sumatra and Bengkulu provinces, another great earthquake and tsunami will likely occur within the next few decades. We are trying to characterize that future earthquake and tsunami, to encourage and to focus preparations for and mitigation of the coming disaster. Similar efforts need to be initiated throughout much of south and southeast Asia, if the disastrous effects of future large earthquakes and tsunamis are to be mitigated.
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of earthquake and tsunami
dc.rights © 2007 World Scientific Publishing Company.
dc.subject DRNTU::Science::Geology::Volcanoes and earthquakes.
dc.title The Sunda megathrust : past, present and future
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S179343110700002X

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