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The Envirovibe Minibuggy sticks out from the usual traffic on a dusty road in Nepal. This high-tech vehicle sends seismic waves deep into the earth, where they are reflected back.

One of the field instruments used by our scientists is the RIEGL VZ-400, a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) device that measures topography of the land by emitting pulses of light.

In the mountains of Qinghe County in Hebei, China, trucks accessorise the sandbox-like landscape of a mine under construction.

Such land deformations are typically considered to have been caused by single strong earthquakes.

The ridge of this hill in China was accumulatively offset by the strike slip motion of the Fuyun fault.

Mount Tangkuban Perahu is a stratovolcano in Bandung, West Java.

Against the backdrop of Phewa Lake in Pokhara, Nepal, is a full view of the three peaks of the Himalayan range - Machapuchare in the middle, Dhaulagiri on the left, and Anapurna on the right.

On a field trip to Simeulue Island off the coast of Sumatra, Prof. Kerry Sieh studying microatoll corals to put together a history of uplift caused by earthquakes in the region.

The data for the Myanmar Velocity Model can be accessed via ftp://datacollection.earthobservatory.sg/Myanmar_Velocity

At the Sumba Islands in Indonesia, researchers found these uplifted coral reef terraces 500 metres above sea level.

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