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Paramesh Banerjee, Director of the Technical Office at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, was elected as the new President of the Asian Seismological Commission on 1 August 2017.

All Eyes and Ears: Insights from a Seismo-Geodesy Study into an Underground Nuclear Test Site

On 3 September 2017, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) conducted its sixth underground nuclear test at the Punggye-ri test site. In collaboration with scientists from Germany, USA, and China, my colleagues from the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and I published our findings in Science on 11 May 2018, revealing the complex physical processes associated with the nuclear test.

This webinar was part of the preparations for the Subduction Zone Observatory workshop held on 29 September to 1 October 2016 at the Boise Centre in Boise, Idaho, USA.

2017 in Review

Dear EOS Community,

As the year comes to a close, I’d like to thank you for your continued interest and support in the research, initiatives and programs being conducted here at the Earth Observatory. Over the past year, your increased engagement has helped us to better understand your interests in geohazard research and provide content to meet them. From publications to awards and new blog series, here is a look back on a few highlights from 2017.

The sea-level database (81 index points and 12 limiting data) from the Malay-Thai Peninsula reveal an upward trend of Holocene relative sea level from a minimum of -22 m at 9.7 – 9.2 ka to a

Lifted coral at Simeulue Island, Indonesia, 2005.

Helicopter reconnaissance after Mentawai earthquake and tsunami, Indonesia, 2010.

Measuring reef boulders transported during typhoon Haiyan on a wave-cut terrace in Hernani, Samar, Philippines, 2014.

Sinking Mentawai Islands in Sumatra, Indonesia, 2010.

Woman and child in an earthquake-damaged market in Padang, Indonesia, 2013.

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