Java, Indonesia

Status: Complete

Training in Multi-Channel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) and Implementing Seismic Disaster Mitigation Strategies

This project aimed to provide maps and models of seismic amplification and tsunami risk from a variety of regions in eastern Indonesia.

The team used Vs30 Measurements (S-Wave velocity at 30 meters depth) 57 Vs30 and 48 HVSR measurements on 6 islands to acquire data and excavated 8 paleotsunami trenches and documented imbricated beachrock boulder deposits at 18 different sites.

This revealed data on many vulnerable, densely populated areas highly susceptible to seismic wave amplification and tsunami hazards.

These above mentioned seismic hazards risk reduction assets, if implemented, have the potential to significantly reduce loss of life and infrastructure.

Project Partners

Brigham Young University (BYU), Indonesian Natural Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), Universitas Pembangunan Nasional, Indonesia (UPN), Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), Instituto de Geociências de Timor-Leste (IGTL), Utah Valley University, Virginia Tech & Tulane University

UNSDGs addressed

SDG 4 (Quality Education for all) SDG 11 (Sustainable cities and communities)