Tectonic deformation of Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea is one of the most active tectonic regions of the world, with every possible type of plate boundary, dozens of active faults and several major earthquakes occurring every year. Measurement of ground movement from GPS observationscan tell us about deformation, strain caused by locked faults etc. Estimating earthquake locations can identify faults and explain the observed deformations.

There are numerous research projects available using earthquakes and/or geodetic data to study how the Earth moves in Papua New Guinea. Contact the supervisor directly for more information.

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