Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Research article
01 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 01 Nov 2021

Marine forearc structure of eastern Java and its role in the 1994 Java tsunami earthquake

Yueyang Xia, Jacob Geersen, Dirk Klaeschen, Bo Ma, Dietrich Lange, Michael Riedel, Michael Schnabel, and Heidrun Kopp


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-61', Nathan Bangs, 05 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Yueyang Xia, 17 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-61', Sara Martínez-Loriente, 11 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Yueyang Xia, 17 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Yueyang Xia on behalf of the Authors (17 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Sep 2021) by Mark Allen
ED: Publish as is (27 Sep 2021) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
Short summary
The 2 June 1994 Java tsunami earthquake ruptured in a seismically quiet subduction zone and generated a larger-than-expected tsunami. Here, we re-process a seismic line across the rupture area. We show that a subducting seamount is located up-dip of the mainshock in a region that did not rupture during the earthquake. Seamount subduction modulates the topography of the marine forearc and acts as a seismic barrier in the 1994 earthquake rupture.