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GEOLOGY OF YOGYAKARTA, JAVA: THE DYNAMIC VOLCANIC ARC CITY (2006)

Yogyakarta city, the capital of Yogyakarta Special Province, is situated at the southern part of the volcanic arc island of Java. The geology of the city and province is controlled by active plate tectonic phenomena such as the active volcano and active subduction of Indo-Australia oceanic plate below the Euro-Asian continental plate. The city and the province accordingly are prone to geohazards (landslides, floods, volcanic eruption and earthquakes) as well as eco-geological problems. Indeed, geological conditions in this region significantly control the socio-environmental problems of the city and province. Therefore, rigorous geological assessment should be included in any development program for the city and province. Public education related to geological phenomena controlling the safety of city and province environment is also important to be implemented, in order to minimize the occurrence of geo-hazards and eco-geological problems.
Reference:
The 10th IAEG International Congress, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 6-10 September 2006, Paper number 363
Organization:
Geological Engineering, Gadjah Mada University,Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia
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