Indonesia’s high frequency of tsunamis and earthquakes is due to its location. The archipelago straddles the so-called Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ – the spot where four tectonic plates meet.
Why is Indonesia vulnerable to natural disasters?
The archipelago also sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent volcanic activity as well as earthquakes. But environmentalists say forest destruction and climate change are impacting the severity of the disasters.
Is Indonesia a dangerous country?
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM. Indonesia is mostly a safe country to travel to, though it still has its dangers from natural disasters to terrorism and petty theft. Be very cautious on the streets of Indonesia and plan your trip carefully.
What is the biggest tsunami ever?
When was the last tsunami in the world?
Tsunami of January 22, 2017 (Bougainville, P.N.G.)