Blog Posts

18 Jan 2018

In 2004, a devastating tsunami struck coastlines around the Indian Ocean. In a study of the long-term recovery of the city of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, we found that reconstruction aid provided...

26 Dec 2017

When searching for life, scientists begin by looking for the key element that sustains it: fresh water. Although today’s Martian surface is barren, frozen and inhospitable, a trail of evidence...

26 Oct 2017

On 25 April 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, destroying buildings and infrastructure across 31 of Nepal’s 70 districts. Approximately 9,000 people lost their lives to the earthquake...

24 Oct 2017

Our Earth is warming. In fact, the planet’s average temperature has risen by 0.6°C over the past century, and is projected to rise another 2 to 6°C over the next hundred years. Small changes in...

28 Sep 2017

New research from the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) recently published in Science introduces an exciting new technique for discerning the strength of rocks in the earth’s...

07 Jul 2017

New research from the Earth Observatory of Singapore and Victoria University of Wellington has provided in-depth information into how the Earth’s mantle deep beneath the central North Island...

05 Jun 2017

new study from the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) sheds new light on the 2015 Sabah earthquake....

05 Apr 2016

Parkfield, population 18, sits on the San Andreas Fault in central California. Besides a café and grazing cattle, the town hosts a dense array of seismic instruments that measure tremors deep...

11 Mar 2016

In a paper published in Geology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Geological Society of America, Associate Professor Fidel Costa from the Earth Observatory of Singapore and...