The Tectonic Framework of the Sumatran Subduction Zone

  title={The Tectonic Framework of the Sumatran Subduction Zone},
  author={R. J. Mccaffrey},
  journal={Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences},
  • R. Mccaffrey
  • Published 2009
  • Geology
  • Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
The great Aceh-Andaman earthquake of December 26, 2004 and its tragic consequences brought the Sumatran region and its active tectonics into the world’s focus. The plate tectonic setting of Sumatra has been as it is today for tens of millions of years, and catastrophic geologic events have likely been plentiful. The immaturity of our understanding of great earthquakes and other types of geologic hazards contributed to the surprise regarding the location of the 2004 earthquake. The timing… Expand
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