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Earthquakes and tsunamis caused by low-angle normal faulting in the Banda Sea, Indonesia

Cummins, Phil; Pranantyo, Ignatius Ryan; Pownall, Jonathan; Griffin, Jonathan; Meilano, I.; Zhao, Siyuan


As the world’s largest archipelagic country in Earth’s most active tectonic region, Indonesia faces a substantial earthquake and tsunami threat. Understanding this threat is a challenge because of the complex tectonic environment, the paucity of observed data and the limited historical record. Here we combine information from recent studies of the geology of Indonesia’s Banda Sea with Global Positioning System observations of crustal motion and an analysis of historical large earthquakes and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Geoscience
DOI: 10.1038/s41561-020-0545-x


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