Java, Indonesia

Status: Complete

Many coastal communities in Java, Indonesia, inhabit areas inundated by past tsunamis. This project?s technical approach examined the tsunami risk for coastal communities in Java by examining historical data on tsunamis, sampling tsunami deposits, idesntifying seismic gaps, and creating tsunami models that help better demonstrate the risk to the region. The project used the technical information to create a tsunami preparedness program designed to reduce risk of catastrophic loss in the event of a future tsunami. The program for the community examined best ways to warn individuals, and built an educational model that could be taught to all residesnts from children to adults.