Reassessment of the 1907 Sumatra “Tsunami Earthquake” Based on Macroseismic, Seismological, and Tsunami Observations, and Modeling

@article{Martin2019ReassessmentOT,
  title={Reassessment of the 1907 Sumatra “Tsunami Earthquake” Based on Macroseismic, Seismological, and Tsunami Observations, and Modeling},
  author={S. S. Martin and Linlin Li and E. Okal and J. Morin and Alexander E. G. Tetteroo and A. Switzer and K. Sieh},
  journal={Pure and Applied Geophysics},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-38}
}
  • S. S. Martin, Linlin Li, +4 authors K. Sieh
  • Published 2019
  • Geology
  • Pure and Applied Geophysics
  • On 4 January 1907, an earthquake occurred off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, with an instrumental surface-wave magnitude (MS) in the range of 7.5–8.0 at periods of ~ 40 s. The tsunami it generated was destructive on the islands of Nias and Simeulue, where it killed hundreds and gave rise to the legend of the S’mong. This tsunami was also observed in other parts of the Indian Ocean basin. Relative to its instrumented magnitude, the size of the tsunami was anomalous, qualifying the event… CONTINUE READING
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