Indonesia

WOVOdat Project Leader Antonius Ratdomopurbo showing a rock sample to field seminar participants.

Map of the "Ring of Fire" showing volcanoes, seismicity and plate boundaries around the Pacific Ocean.

Our multi-disciplinary project explores the paleotsunami record in northwestern Aceh Province, Sumatra.

Studies focused on tectonic activity along the Sumatran Fault zone (SFZ), which traverses the entire 1900-km length of Sumatra, are still lacking. The SFZ is segmented and the slip rate varies for each segment, but rates are poorly known, particularly at the southern end of the SFZ.

SuGAr has been observing surface deformation in Sumatra since 2002.

A magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck Padang in September 2009. The epicentre was just 45 kilometres west of the city.

A magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck Padang in September 2009. The epicentre was just 45 kilometres west of the city.

The 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake generated a huge tsunami that devastated the shores of the Indian Ocean.

In 2010 the Merapi experienced a dome collapse, which generated powerful pyroclastic flows.

Kelimutu volcano is located on the island of Flores in Indonesia. It has three summit crater lakes of various colours.

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