Seismology: Earthquake risk on the Sunda trench

  title={Seismology: Earthquake risk on the Sunda trench},
  author={S. S. Nalbant and S. Steacy and K. Sieh and D. Natawidjaja and J. McCloskey},
  • S. S. Nalbant, S. Steacy, +2 authors J. McCloskey
  • Published 2005
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • On 28 March 2005 the Sunda megathrust in Indonesia ruptured again, producing another great earthquake three months after the previous one. The rupture was contiguous with that of the December 2004 Sumatra–Andaman earthquake, and is likely to have been sparked by local stress, although the triggering stresses at its hypocentre were very small — of the order of just 0.1 bar. Calculations show that stresses imposed by the second rupture have brought closer to failure the megathrust immediately to… CONTINUE READING
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