Earthquake Report: Sumatra!

We just had a M = 7.8 earthquake southwest of the Island of Sumatra, a volcanic arc formed from the subduction of the India-Australia plate beneath the Sunda plate (part of Eurasia). Here is the USGS website for this earthquake.

Here is my preliminary earthquake report poster. I will update this after class.

I have presented materials related to the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman subduction zone earthquake here and more here.

I include a map in the upper right corner that shows the historic earthquake rupture areas.


Here is a poster that shows some earthquakes in the Andaman Sea. This is from my earthquake report from 2015.11.08.


This map shows the fracture zones in the India-Australia plate.


Category(s): asia, College Redwoods, earthquake, education, geology, HSU, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, plate tectonics, strike-slip, subduction, sumatra, Transform

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