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Data Event Response to the 2 March 2016 Mw 7.8 Earthquake Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia

Written by Beth Bartel & David Phillips
3 March 2015

Tectonic Summary

From the USGS Event Page:
4.908 °S 94.275 °E depth=24.0 km (14.9 mi)

The March 2, 2016, earthquake occurred in oceanic lithosphere approximately 600 km to the southwest of the major subduction zone offshore Sumatra at which the India and Australia plates subduct to the north-northeast beneath the Sunda plate.

For more information, see the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program event page.

UNAVCO Response

Borehole strainmeter data
In response to the 2 March 2016 Mw 7.8 earthquake Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, UNAVCO has produced a fully processed 1-sps borehole strainmeter (BSM) dataset spanning the time period of the event, available at http://borehole.unavco.org/bsm/earthquakes/20160302_SouthwestOfSumatraIndonesia/.

Borehole strainmeter data for this event, as well as all other earthquakes greater than Mw7, can also be accessed via our Geophysical Event Data page.

UNAVCO Data and Support

UNAVCO helps coordinate community field activities, hardware, and data requests following an earthquake or other notable geophysical event. If you would like to request UNAVCO equipment or additional gathering of custom data sets, please review the UNAVCO Event Response Policy and then Request Support or submit a Custom Data Request.

Please contact dataunavco.org for more information on data availability

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