Focus on Sumatra

Paleotsunami History of Northwestern Aceh Province, Sumatra, Indonesia

Our multi-disciplinary project explores the paleotsunami record in northwestern Aceh Province, Sumatra. We are focusing on an extraordinary sedimentary deposit in a coastal limestone cave that contains a series of tsunami deposits separated by guano, and offer a nearly complete mid-Holocene record of tsunamis. Our investigations will be incorporated into tsunami hazard modelling and risk assessment along the western... Read more

26 Aug 2016

In 1883, Krakatau erupted and destroyed much of itself. It left behind Rakata Island (at the back), a truncated rim... Read more

30 Jul 2016

It has been almost a month since we left the port of Colombo to make our way to the Wharton Basin, a place... Read more