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Indonesia to map quake-prone areas

Indonesia: The Volcanology and Disaster Mitigation Agency and the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry have been working together to map areas in Indonesia that are prone to earthquakes.

The agency’s head, Surono, said that the map would be provincial in scale and would be completed in 2014. “We are now making maps for Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan, and after that, we will do the same work for the country’s eastern region,” he said.

He added that his office was working in cooperation with the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), the Public Works Ministry and provincial administrations.

Source: The Jakarta Post