Sumatra

Damaged properties caused by 2009 Padang earthquake, Indonesia.

By studying land-level changes over the past 1,000 years, Sieh and his team have gained a better understanding of earthquake behaviour along the Sumatran portion of the Sunda subduction zone; this

The Aceh Geohazards Project combines geology, geomorphology, history and archaeology to better understand the past occurrence of tsunami in Aceh, and the extent to which such events might have impa

  • EOS News
03 Mar 2016

On the evening of March 2, 2016, a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the quake was approximately 800km from Padang, West Sumatra.

EarthGirl 2

Inspired by the challenges faced by coastal communities throughout Asia and Southeast Asia, Earth Girl 2 is a casual strategy game that teaches players how to prepare for and increase their odds of surviving a tsunami.

Illustration of waveglider motion

Barbot's team is developing geophysical marine robots to probe the deformation of the seafloor. The end goal is to extend geodetic measurements offshore to better understand earthquakes, tectonic processes and tsunami hazards.

The largest earthquake ever recorded in an ocean happened in 2012 in the Indian Ocean; yet even with modern instruments, scientists have debated how this rupture occurred. This project will use new datasets to fully understand this earthquake.

Peat found at Riau Province, Sumatra.

This project will be the first to continuously monitor haze at its source in Indonesia and will provide a jumping-off point to investigate the impacts of haze on local and global environments.

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