The Geology of Indonesia
The Geology of Indonesia Wikibook is an online book about the Geology of Indonesia. This wiki books means to be collaborated approach to acquire maximum knowledge available about the subject, intended to compile the current technical knowledge on the geology of Indonesia. As Indonesia is a vast region, the general geology for each region is described separately under different chapters.
The book also covers the geological application for the petroleum, natural resources and geological hazards. The geological hazard will also cover the recent development of earthquake, tsunami, and other hazards in Indonesia. Indonesia is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire with extensive volcanic network which give rise to the recent earthquake.
Background In 1949, R. W van Bemmelen published a compilation of reports and data on the Geology of Indonesia. The book was reprinted in 1970 with no additional data. This book has documented a lot of data and geological understanding before the second world war and only covered onshore geology of Indonesia. W. Hamilton published a book titled Tectonics of the Indonesian Region in 1979 which include offshore seismic data and remote sensing. The Indonesian geologist celebrated the 50th anniversary of R. W. van Bemmelen's book in a conference on "Tectonics and Sedimentation of Indonesian" in 1999 and published "An Outline of the Geology of Indonesia" the following year (2000). The data and the knowledge on the geology of Indonesia are so much and make it so difficult to compile them in a single book. In 2007 the Wikibook of the Geology of Indonesia was initiated. The idea is to include as many geoscientists as possible to keep the information on the geology of Indonesia as good as possible. The online version of Wikibook also give a chance to renew or update the information stored in this book at anytime.