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Call for papers: The 2018 Palu earthquake, tsunami and landslides and the Anak Krakatau tsunami

Geoscience Letters welcomes submissions to the new thematic series 'The 2018 Palu earthquake, tsunami and landslides and the Anak Krakatau tsunami'.

Indonesia experienced two damaging tsunamis in 2018. On September 28, 2018, a Mw 7.8 earthquake occurred near Palu in central Sulawesi. It lead to a large tsunami that destroyed coastal communities around Palu and devastating landslides and areas of liquefaction. Both the tsunami and landsliding in Palu were far larger than expected from the type of fault rupture that created the earthquake and the geomorphology of the embayment. Later in 2018 a volcanic tsunami occurred that was likely generated by a large collapse at Anak Krakatau, Sunda Strait. This thematic series will present new findings from fieldwork, modeling, historical analysis and other investigations into how the natural hazards observed at Palu Bay and around Anak Karakatau were generated, the effects on the ground and on the communities and the process of rebuilding after the event.

Submission instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Geoscience Letters. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Geoscience Letters submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on 'Volcanoes: Science and Applications'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 1st June 2019

Lead Guest Editor
Adam D. Switzer, 1. Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University 2. Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Guest Editors
Shengji Wei, 1. Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University 2. Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mohammad Heidarzadeh, Brunel University, London, UK

Ella Meilianda, Tsunami Disaster and Mitigation Research Center, Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia

Jessica Pilarczyk, Centre for Natural Hazards Research, Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Stefano Lorito, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Italy

Finn Lovholt, NGI Norway


Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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