The September 2009 Padang earthquake

McCloskey, John and Lange, Dietrich and Tilmann, Frederik and Nalbant, Suleyman S. and Bell, Andrew F. and Natawidjaja, Danny Hilman and Rietbrock, Andreas (2010) The September 2009 Padang earthquake. Nature Geoscience, 3 (2). pp. 70-71. DOI 10.1038/ngeo753

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Abstract

On 30 September 2009, the city of Padang in Indonesia was rocked by an earthquake with a moment magnitude of Mw = 7.6. Despite its size, the earthquake did not rupture the Sunda megathrust and did not significantly relax the 200 years of accumulated stress on the Mentawai segment. The megathrust strain-energy budget remains substantially unchanged and the threat of a great, Mw > 8.5, tsunamigenic earthquake on the Mentawai patch is unabated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 09AREP; IA59;
Subjects: 02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics
Divisions: 02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics
Journal or Publication Title: Nature Geoscience
Volume: 3
Page Range: pp. 70-71
Identification Number: 10.1038/ngeo753
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2010 13:03
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 09:56
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/1322

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