The September 2009 Padang earthquake

John McCloskey, Dietrich Lange, Frederik Tilmann, Suleyman S Nalbant, Andrew F. Bell, Danny H. Natawidjaja, Andreas Rietbrock

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)70-71
    JournalNature Geoscience
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    McCloskey, J., Lange, D., Tilmann, F., Nalbant, S. S., Bell, A. F., Natawidjaja, D. H., & Rietbrock, A. (2010). The September 2009 Padang earthquake. Nature Geoscience, 3, 70-71.