Pure and Applied Geophysics

, Volume 176, Issue 11, pp 4833–4845 | Cite as

Imaging the Geometry of Cimandiri Fault Zone Based on 2D Audio-Magnetotelluric (AMT) Model in Nyalindung, Sukabumi–Indonesia

  • Ilham ArisbayaEmail author
  • Lina Handayani
  • Maruf M. Mukti
  • Yayat Sudrajat
  • Hendra Grandis
  • Prihadi Sumintadireja


We present an interpretation of newly acquired audio-magnetotelluric data to reveal the subsurface geometry of Cimandiri Fault Zone, one of the major active faults in the western part of Java. The line section is 25 km long in a nearly north–south direction across the axes of CFZ with 24 stations of 750–1200 m spacing intervals. The 2D AMT inversion model shows two conductive zones in the southern part that may be associated to the Miocene rocks of the Southern Mountains, and a conductive zone in the northern part that is likely to be associated with Gunung Walat fold-belt. The subsurface structures of the Southern Mountains are dominated by south-dipping thrusts that may uplift the shallow marine sediments. Shallow seismicity occurred around CFZ indicating the activity of these blind thrusts.


Cimandiri Fault Zone audio-magnetotelluric Indonesia 



This research is part of a thematic research with funding sources from annual research budget of Research Center for Geotechnology LIPI. Greatest gratitude is expressed to the landowners who allowed us to take AMT measurements on their land. We thank our Geophysics Field Team: Sunardi, Nyanjang, Sutarman, and Dede Rusmana. We also express our gratitude to the editor and two anonymous reviewers for their input and constructive comments that greatly improved this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center for GeotechnologyIndonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)BandungIndonesia
  2. 2.Geophysical EngineeringInstitut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)BandungIndonesia
  3. 3.Geological EngineeringInstitut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)BandungIndonesia

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