The Philippines

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06 Jul 2017

Map of the magnitude-6.5 earthquake in central Philippines on 6 July 2017 (Source:</body></html>

Petrological studies can inform of the processes and time scales of magma movement and ascent, and thus allow associating them with monitoring unrest signals, and thus better mitigate volcano hazar

Volcanoes as Agents of Change in Human History – Part 1

Humans are fabulous agents of geologic change. What do I mean by this? We reduce the height of mountains via mountaintop mining to obtain energy resources. We blast through a mountain to make a road cut, or tunnel. We make new lakes by building dams for hydroelectric power. Indeed, we humans are capable of changing the landscape or environment (or climate for that matter) at rates much faster than normal geologic processes.

The project, funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), aims to provide a new understanding of Indo-­Pacific history post-­1000 C.E.

This pilot project will investigate the nature and timing of past uplift events to help characterize the nature and timing of large earthquakes on the Manila Trench.

In the 2nd year of this study, we aim to reconstruct the impacts of the 1897 (Ty1897) typhoon in Tacloban, Philippines using a combination of geological/geomorphological evidence, histor

Mayon's MUON telescope (c) Fabio Manta

This study sheds light on the structure (i.e. density distribution) and geometry of the volcanic conduit, which have so far remained elusive for volcanologists and hazard managers, and allows us to better understand Mayon's volcanic behaviour during phases of eruptive and non-eruptive activity.

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.

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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