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Observing a fault in a layered outcrop, Myanmar.

Mayon volcano from the east side

EPMA False colour images of the chemical composition of crystals from several historic lava eruptions of Mayon volcano, Philippines.

EPMA False colour images of the chemical composition of crystals from several historic lava eruptions of Mayon volcano, Philippines.

Tsunami aftermath in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2005.

A damaged property near Ranau caused by 2015 Sabah earthquake.

The Mingun Pagoda near Mandalay in central Myanmar. The foundation of this unfinished Pagoda is heavily damaged by the 1839 Ava earthquake.

Surveying the living corals in a tidal pool, Kyaukpyu, Myanmar, year 2011.

Damaged properties caused by 2009 Padang earthquake, Indonesia.

As the Asian Monsoon migrates north-eastward off the Bay of Bengal, Myanmar is one of the first places the rains make landfall. It is an ideal place to conduct research that will lead to a better understanding of the moisture trajectory of the monsoons from the past and how they may look in the future. The photographs in this series illustrate the journey that scientists from The Earth Observatory of Singapore and their Myanmar colleagues took as they visited thirteen caves in Kalaw and Taungyyi townships to collect samples that will reveal regional climate history.

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