Halmahera, Indonesia

Asessment of seismic and volcanic hazard under Halmahera

Duration: 2016-2018

PI: Dr. Claus Milkereit

Projectpartners:
BMKG / Indonesia
GFZ Sectionen 1.1, 2.1, 2.2 (GIPP), 2.4, and 3.1

 The project aims at the understanding and modelling of an unusual seismic activity under Halmahera (NE Indonesia). In 2015-2016 hundreds of felt earthquakes happened in the Jailolo Region, some of them reached M5 (GEOFON 2016 http://geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/eqinfo/event.php?id=gfz2016dukv, 2015 http://geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/eqinfo/event.php?id=gfz2015xneg).

Project partner is the BMKG (www.bmkg.go.id),  Together we will install a seismic and geodetic temporary network in the region, extended with 2 volcano gas-monitoring stations. In addition, an extended educational programme accompanies the project. Within the GFZ sections 1.1, 2.1, 2.2 (GIPP), 2.4, and 3.1 are involved in this project.

Map view of the Northern Moluccas region and Halmahera Island.
Jailolo volcano covered by clouds and a small cone volcanic cone on the foreground.

Contact

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Dr. Claus Milkereit
Physics of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Helmholtzstraße 6/7
Building H 7, room 107
14467 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-1297

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Dr. Luigi Passarelli
Physics of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

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tel. +49 331 288-28799