Remotely triggered nonvolcanic tremor in Sumbawa, Indonesia

Florian Fuchs, Matteo Lupi, Stephen A. Miller

Veröffentlichungen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftShort CommunicationPeer Reviewed


We present, for the first time, evidence for triggered tremor beneath the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia. We show triggered tremor in response to three teleseismic earthquakes: the M w 9.0 2011 Tohoku earthquake and two oceanic strike-slip earthquakes (M w 8.6 and M w 8.2) offshore of Sumatra in 2012. We constrain an apparent triggering threshold of 1 mm/s ground velocity that corresponds to about 8 kPa dynamic stress. Peak tremor amplitudes of about 180 nm/s are observed, and scale with the ground velocity induced by the remote earthquakes. Triggered tremor responds to 45-65 s period surface waves and predominantly correlates with Rayleigh waves, even though the 2012 oceanic events have stronger Love wave amplitudes. We could not locate the tremor because of minimal station coverage, but data indicate several potential source volumes including the Flores Thrust, the Java subduction zone, or Tambora volcano.

Seiten (von - bis)4185-4193
FachzeitschriftGeophysical Research Letters
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2014

ÖFOS 2012

  • 105106 Geodynamik
  • 105122 Seismik
  • 105102 Allgemeine Geophysik