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Other Natural Challenges in Indonesia (1)


Located in the Indonesia’s Disasters in 2008
Pacific Ring of Fire
(or the Ring of
fire), Indonesia is
faces numbers of
earthquakes and
volcanic
eruptions.
annually.

Contrastingly, fertile
soil and rich
minerals are
produced from the
volcanic activity.

Furthermore,
reckless man-
made activities
also cause natural
disasters such as
floods, landslides,
wildfires, etc. Sources:
http://geospasial.bnpb.go.id/2009/08/20/peta-
sebaran-kejadian-bencana-di-indonesia-tahun-
2008/
And
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http://www.reliefweb.int
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Other Natural Challenges in Indonesia (2)


Hazard Index Map of Indonesia by Province

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Source: http://geospasial.bnpb.go.id
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Geological Challenges
Earthquakes
and volcanoes
are distributed
mostly in
Pacific Ring of
Fire correspon-
ding to
lithospheric
plate
boundaries
Sources:
Miller, 2003
http://pubs.usgs.gov

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(Source: Miller, 2003)
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Earthquake Threats
One real example of
earthquake threats is the
one happening on 30 Sept
2009 with a 7.9 and 6.2
Richter Scale in West
Sumatra Province.
It caused
535
deaths,
2,400
people as
injured
and
20,000
damaged
buildings.

Sources:
http://www.reliefweb.int

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Earthquake Threats (2) ,,

West Sumatra Example

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