The occurrence and mitigation of volcanic hazards in Indonesia as exemplified at the Mount Merapi, Mount Kelut and Mount Galunggung volcanoes

  title={The occurrence and mitigation of volcanic hazards in Indonesia as exemplified at the Mount Merapi, Mount Kelut and Mount Galunggung volcanoes},
  author={Ismangun Suryo and M. C. G. Clarke},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology},
  pages={79 - 98}
  • I. Suryo, M. Clarke
  • Published 1 February 1985
  • Geology
  • Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology
Summary Indonesia is one of the most active volcanic areas in the world and has a population of 150 million. Natural disasters affecting large areas and numbers of people are therefore a common occurrence and the authorities have developed strategies to cope with them. On 5 April 1982 Mt Galunggung in W Java suddenly erupted after 64 years and it is still active. From April to June this activity coincided with the rainy season; the volcanic mud and boulder flows (lahars) which were generated… 
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