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Peat found at Riau Province, Sumatra.

This project will be the first to continuously monitor haze at its source in Indonesia and will provide a jumping-off point to investigate the impacts of haze on local and global environments.

  • EOS News
11 Oct 2015

We're kicking off Earth Science Week 2015 with a feature on haze in Singapore.

This animation shows the propagation of a tsunami in the Indian Ocean after an earthquake (Mw=8.2) on the Mentawai gap of the Sunda megathrust offshore Sumatra, Indonesia.

This animation shows the propagation of a tsunami triggered by a thrust earthquake of magnitude Mw=9 on the Manila Trench, Philippines.

Animation showing the precipitations over Singapore and the region during the tropical storm Vamei in 2008.

Map showing  the Tertiary deformation of Asia, from Tapponnier et al, Geology, 1982

People–Coral–Mentawai is a documentary short about the methods used by scientists at the Earth Observatory of Singapore to develop a timeline of earthquakes in the West Sumatra region.

Block-diagram showing a cross-section of the subduction zone beneath the islands of Java, Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa in Indonesia.

Block-diagram showing a cross-section of the subduction zone beneath the Philippines. The Philippine tectonic plate (on the right) dives under the Eurasian plate (on the left).

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