Even a cursory glance at any map of the Asia-Pacific region makes a striking impression: in addition to the large continental landmass the region encompasses a truly vast expanse of ocean, dispersed over which are thousands of islands. Many might say that it could not be a worse time to live in this region. In the past few years we have experienced not only a number of devastating tsunamis (Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Japan), but should not forget either the seemingly endless list of other natural hazards such as tropical cyclones and typhoons, volcanic eruptions, river floods and wildfires, amongst numerous others.In total, 14 cables broke in this event and the repair work involved 11 ships and took 49 days (Hsu et al. ... archive halves, and surface photographs were taken using a high-resolution digital camera (SmartCIS 1600 SE with Canon EOS 40D anbsp;...
|Title||:||Natural Hazards in the Asia-Pacific Region|
|Author||:||James P. Terry, James Rodney Goff|
|Publisher||:||Geological Society of London - 2012-01|