Java, Indonesia

Status: Ongoing

The Java Trench seismic gap is one of the largest and potentially deadliest in the world. A mega-thrust earthquake along this trench will potentially expose the most number of people to strong shaking than any other earthquake in history. Recent discoveries of tsunami deposits along the coasts of Java and other island adjacent to the Java Trench document its potential for mega-thrust earthquakes, perhaps as large as the 2004 Banda Aceh event. Following the recent success experienced in tsunami disaster mitigation in Java and other islands adjacent to the Java Trench, the project team aims to address aspects of more wide spread threat of seismic hazards in these islands.