Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Research article
14 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 14 Nov 2022

The Luangwa Rift Active Fault Database and fault reactivation along the southwestern branch of the East African Rift

Luke N. J. Wedmore, Tess Turner, Juliet Biggs, Jack N. Williams, Henry M. Sichingabula, Christine Kabumbu, and Kawawa Banda


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-304', Junjie Ren, 01 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-304', Tuo Wang, 18 Jul 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-304', Damien Delvaux, 26 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Luke Wedmore on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (11 Sep 2022) by Yang Chu
ED: Publish as is (13 Sep 2022) by Federico Rossetti (Executive editor)
AR by Luke Wedmore on behalf of the Authors (21 Sep 2022)
Short summary
Mapping and compiling the attributes of faults capable of hosting earthquakes are important for the next generation of seismic hazard assessment. We document 18 active faults in the Luangwa Rift, Zambia, in an active fault database. These faults are between 9 and 207 km long offset Quaternary sediments, have scarps up to ~30 m high, and are capable of hosting earthquakes from Mw 5.8 to 8.1. We associate the Molaza Fault with surface ruptures from two unattributed M 6+ 20th century earthquakes.