Southeast Asia

Tsunami aftermath in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2005.

A damaged property near Ranau caused by 2015 Sabah earthquake.

The Mingun Pagoda near Mandalay in central Myanmar. The foundation of this unfinished Pagoda is heavily damaged by the 1839 Ava earthquake.

Surveying the living corals in a tidal pool, Kyaukpyu, Myanmar, year 2011.

Damaged properties caused by 2009 Padang earthquake, Indonesia.

  • Earth In The News
24 Aug 2016

This project aims to provide a new understanding of Indo-­Pacific history post-­1000 C.E. based on an enhanced understanding of the inter-­relationship between natural environmental cycles and events, and social and political cycles and events.

Close to solving one of the most celebrated, long-standing geo-hazard mysteries of the region, Sieh’s group is searching for an 800,000-year-old impact crater in Laos.

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


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