At the waterfront of Palu city, a tree is seen partially submerged in the water, which had risen about 1 to 1.5 metres after the post-earthquake tsunami in September 2018.

In collaboration with the volcano team at EOS, undergraduate students from the Universitas Negeri Padang assist in and learn from the peat coring process during a field trip in Sumatra.

Coring equipment, such as this Russian Peat Borer, are designed to capture organic rich sediments many metres underground.

These rock formations, known as speleothems, were found in a cave in Sulawesi.

An EOS observation station is installed on Mount Marapi in Indonesia. Such observation systems may house a seismometer, tiltmeter, and infrasound instruments.

A road in Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia, ruptured by the magnitude 7.5 Palu earthquake in September 2018.

Professor Kerry Sieh Shares his Insights on Indonesia’s Shattered Paradise, Lombok

On 29 July 2018, Lombok was struck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, killing 20 people. A week later, an even stronger earthquake of magnitude 6.9 devasted the island. Strong aftershocks continued to rock the Indonesian island, quickly transforming the popular tourist paradise into “hell on earth”.

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

The Child of Krakatoa Awakes

At approximately 9:30pm local time (2:30pm GMT) on the 22 December 2018, a tsunami struck Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, which lies between the islands of Java and Sumatra, claiming over 430 lives. According to Indonesia’s disaster agency there are at least 1,500 injured, over 120 people still missing, and around 12,000 people have been displaced.

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.


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