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Jakarta sinking up to 10 cm per year

  • Irawaty Wardany

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, April 24 2010 | 09:20 am
Jakarta sinking up to 10 cm per year

Jakarta, the nation’s capital and largest city, is sinking at a rate of 10 centimeters a year, a recent study has found.The main causes for this phenomenon, which has been evidenced in recent years by several major floods, are extensive land extraction due to groundwater exploration and pressure from high-rise buildings, which is pushing parts of the city into the underlying water table.“The l...

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