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Volcanic hazards in Indonesia: The 1982-83 eruption of Galunggung

July 14, 1984

Indonesia faces a perpetual volcanic-hazards problem of enormous proportions, exemplified by the 1982-83 eruption of Galunggung in West Java. Though moderate in size, this caused widespread destruction and a marked socio-economic impact on more than half a million people. The prolonged activity provided and opportunity for the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia to conduct systematic monitoring studies for the first time. The lessons learned from this study will be useful in developing mobile, rapid-response monitoring teams to meet future volcanic crises.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1984
Title Volcanic hazards in Indonesia: The 1982-83 eruption of Galunggung
DOI 10.18814/epiiugs/1984/v7i2/004
Authors A. Sudradjat, Robert I. Tilling
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Episodes
Index ID 70211099
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Volcano Science Center

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