Sumatra

  • EOS News
03 Mar 2016

On the evening of March 2, 2016, a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the quake was approximately 800km from Padang, West Sumatra.

EarthGirl 2

Inspired by the challenges faced by coastal communities throughout Asia and Southeast Asia, Earth Girl 2 is a casual strategy game that teaches players how to prepare for and increase their odds of surviving a tsunami.

Illustration of waveglider motion

Barbot's team is developing geophysical marine robots to probe the deformation of the seafloor. The end goal is to extend geodetic measurements offshore to better understand earthquakes, tectonic processes and tsunami hazards.

The largest earthquake ever recorded in an ocean happened in 2012 in the Indian Ocean; yet even with modern instruments, scientists have debated how this rupture occurred. This project will use new datasets to fully understand this earthquake.

Peat found at Riau Province, Sumatra.

This project will be the first to continuously monitor haze at its source in Indonesia and will provide a jumping-off point to investigate the impacts of haze on local and global environments.

People–Coral–Mentawai is a documentary short about the methods used by scientists at the Earth Observatory of Singapore to develop a timeline of earthquakes in the West Sumatra region.

  • EOS News
03 Jul 2013

On the afternoon of July 2, 2013, an earthquake struck near Takengon, the capital city of the Central Aceh Regency in northern Sumatra, causing significant casualties and property damage.

Map showing the segmentation of the Sumatra Fault Zone (SFZ) and historical earthquakes. The SFZ has generated many historical earthquakes with magnitude ≥7 (Sieh and Natawidjaja, 2000)

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