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27 Sep 2017

It happened at 7:58am (Indonesian time) on 26 December 2004. In a few instants, the equivalent of 370 years of energy use in the United States, or 550 million times the power of the...

26 Sep 2017

The French Embassy in Jakarta was abuzz with excitement on Sunday, September 24 2017, as hundreds of people gathered together for the official launch of the second Marine Investigation of...

21 Sep 2017

“We scientists usually think we know everything,” said Dr Wang Yu, a Research Fellow at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), “but when we go into the field, we start to realise that...

13 Sep 2017

"One of the things that first made me interested in geology was hearing about the number of places that geologists travel to for work." Tim Dawson, a Senior Engineering Geologist at California...

08 Sep 2017

In February 2017, scientists from the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) led an earthquake geology training camp in Myanmar and Thailand. The course was designed to allow scientists to share...

01 Sep 2017

Bhutan was silently tucked away until it opened its borders merely 50 years ago, enthralling the world with novel ideas of happiness and sustainable living. By contrast, in just 50 years...

30 Aug 2017

The Singapore Eco Film Festival (SGEFF) is back for its second year, featuring 21 films from 14 countries. SGEFF is a space for people from the public, private,...

28 Aug 2017

From August 6 - 11, Singapore hosted the 14th Annual Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS). The meeting was an opportunity for academics,...

21 Aug 2017

At the recent one-north Festival, Professors Kerry Sieh and Isaac Kerlow presented on the need for deeper engagement with geohazard science to secure safer and more sustainable societies in...

16 Aug 2017

How bad will the haze be in Singapore this year? Why was it so bad in 2013 and 2015? Channel NewsAsia brings together two experts to find out more.

11 Aug 2017

Climate change is a complex issue, which is challenging to communicate. Yet our understanding of it is crucial for the future of our world. Sonali Manimaran, a student at the Asian School of the...

04 Aug 2017

A recent BBC report announced that South Asia could be uninhabitable by 2100 due to global warming. Singapore...

03 Aug 2017

Most people would agree that Singapore is quite clean compared to other countries in the region. The government has focused on the ‘...

31 Jul 2017

Since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing over two years ago, the world has waited with bated breath for news of its discovery. A massive search for the aircraft recently ended...

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...

29 Jun 2017

After filming for StarHub in October last year, the TV series titled Young Travellers’ Survival...

05 Jun 2017

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

05 May 2017

Different rainforest trees grow on an island called Siberut; one of four big islands of the Mentawai Archipelago located off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Katuka is what Mentawaians call...

21 Apr 2017

In honour of Earth Day, I’m calling attention to the reality of climate change around the world. We know that the planet’s climate is warming from many data sources. Ice cores, corals, ocean...

23 Mar 2017

The tectonically sleepy, yet very populated island of Bali was shaken on Wednesday morning (22 March 2017) by a magnitude-5.5 earthquake. Located 2 kilometres (km) northeast of Banjar Pasekan in...

11 Mar 2017

The devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake in northeastern Japan was a record-breaker on many levels. The magnitude-9.0 quake was Japan’s largest recorded and the world’s fourth biggest earthquake...

01 Mar 2017

Results from the MEGA-TERA expedition point to a new fault system that may be a sign of the Indian and Australian plates breaking up.

07 Feb 2017

Every year, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) hands out several Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs) as a way to honour young scientists at the beginning of their careers for quality...

24 Jan 2017

Last December, a big contingent from the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) travelled to the American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference, the largest gathering of earth and space scientists in...

22 Dec 2016

In March, we kicked off the EOS Institutional Blog. Our goal – create a space for you to learn more about what our scientists and teams are up to. As I look back on the stories we shared covering...

18 Dec 2016

At just past five o'clock in the morning on 7 December 2016, a damaging earthquake struck Aceh, Indonesia. Damage was most severe in Pidie Jaya and neighbouring Pidie and Biruen Regencies, located...

09 Dec 2016

The previous post focused mainly on the 1991 Pinatubo eruption and how it affected humans and history (scientific in this case). Today’s post will cover a historic eruption that changed the course...

05 Dec 2016

Humans are fabulous agents of geologic change. What do I mean by this? We reduce the height of mountains via mountaintop mining to obtain energy resources. We blast through a mountain to make a...

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