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dc.contributor.authorWang, Yuen
dc.contributor.authorWei, Shengjien
dc.contributor.authorWang, Xinen
dc.contributor.authorLindsey, Eric Ostromen
dc.contributor.authorTongkul, Felixen
dc.contributor.authorTapponnier, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorBradley, Kyleen
dc.contributor.authorChan, Chung-Hanen
dc.contributor.authorHill, Emma Maryen
dc.contributor.authorSieh, Kerryen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-01T08:17:14Zen
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-06T16:20:25Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-01T08:17:14Zen
dc.date.available2019-12-06T16:20:25Z-
dc.date.issued2017en
dc.identifier.citationWang, Y., Wei, S., Wang, X., Lindsey, E. O., Tongkul, F., Tapponnier, P., et al. (2017). The 2015 Mw 6.0 Mt. Kinabalu earthquake: an infrequent fault rupture within the Crocker fault system of East Malaysia. Geoscience Letters, 4, 6-.en
dc.identifier.issn2196-4092en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/86326-
dc.description.abstractThe Mw 6.0 Mt. Kinabalu earthquake of 2015 was a complete (and deadly) surprise, because it occurred well away from the nearest plate boundary in a region of very low historical seismicity. Our seismological, space geodetic, geomorphological, and field investigations show that the earthquake resulted from rupture of a northwest-dipping normal fault that did not reach the surface. Its unilateral rupture was almost directly beneath 4000-m-high Mt. Kinabalu and triggered widespread slope failures on steep mountainous slopes, which included rockfalls that killed 18 hikers. Our seismological and morphotectonic analyses suggest that the rupture occurred on a normal fault that splays upwards off of the previously identified normal Marakau fault. Our mapping of tectonic landforms reveals that these faults are part of a 200-km-long system of normal faults that traverse the eastern side of the Crocker Range, parallel to Sabah’s northwestern coastline. Although the tectonic reason for this active normal fault system remains unclear, the lengths of the longest fault segments suggest that they are capable of generating magnitude 7 earthquakes. Such large earthquakes must occur very rarely, though, given the hitherto undetectable geodetic rates of active tectonic deformation across the region.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNRF (Natl Research Foundation, S’pore)en
dc.description.sponsorshipMOE (Min. of Education, S’pore)en
dc.format.extent12 p.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGeoscience Lettersen
dc.rights© 2017 The Author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.en
dc.subject2015 Sabah earthquakeen
dc.subjectMt. Kinabaluen
dc.titleThe 2015 Mw 6.0 Mt. Kinabalu earthquake: an infrequent fault rupture within the Crocker fault system of East Malaysiaen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.researchEarth Observatory of Singaporeen
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s40562-017-0072-9en
dc.description.versionPublished versionen
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