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|Title:||Indonesian earthquake: Earthquake risk from co-seismic stress|
|Citation:||Nature, 2005; 434(7031):291|
|Publisher:||Nature Publishing Group|
|John McCloskey, Suleyman S.Nalbant, Sandy Steacy|
|Abstract:||Following the massive loss of life caused by the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake in Indonesia and its tsunami, the possibility of a triggered earthquake on the contiguous Sunda trench subduction zone is a real concern. We have calculated the distributions of co-seismic stress on this zone, as well as on the neighbouring, vertical strike-slip Sumatra fault, and find an increase in stress on both structures that significantly boosts the already considerable earthquake hazard posed by them. In particular, the increased potential for a large subduction-zone event in this region, with the concomitant risk of another tsunami, makes the need for a tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean all the more urgent.|
|Keywords:||Humans; Risk Assessment; Water Movements; Disasters; Disaster Planning; Indian Ocean; Time Factors; Indonesia|
|Rights:||©2005 Nature Publishing Group|
|Appears in Collections:||Earth and Environmental Sciences publications|
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