Southeast Asia

The Child of Krakatoa Awakes

At approximately 9:30pm local time (2:30pm GMT) on the 22ndDecember 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.

The data for the Myanmar Velocity Model can be accessed via ftp://datacollection.earthobservatory.sg/Myanmar_Velocity

At the Sumba Islands in Indonesia, researchers found these uplifted coral reef terraces 500 metres above sea level.

Volcanic ash from Mount Sinabung in Indonesia covering crops.

The huge cracks on the face of the Mingun Pagoda in Myanmar were caused by the Ava earthquake on 23 March 1839.

The Science of Sea-Level Rise: How Climate Change Could Hurt Singapore

We know human-induced climate change is real. It is happening across the world because of rising concentrations of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. Sometimes it is hard to know if the climate is changing if you are isolated from many of its effects. However, countless populations are already exposed to the impacts of climate change, which include: warming temperatures, changing rainfall, increased droughts and wildfires, decline in agricultural yield, more flooding, and many other consequences.

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