Supershear tsunami disaster

by P. Martin Mai
Year: 2019

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Nature Geoscience. February 2019, Issue 12, Pages 150-151.


A magnitude 7.5 strike-slip earthquake that struck Palu, Indonesia, in 2018 unexpectedly generated a devastating tsunami. Seismic data reveal that its rupture propagated fast, at supershear speed. Whether the two are connected remains to be seen.