Sat, 16 Dec 2000

Geologists warn of landslides

YOGYAKARTA: A team of geologists from Gadjah Mada University are calling on residents of Kulonprogo regency in the province, along with two towns in Central Java, Magelang and Purworejo, to remain on high alert as their respective areas are prone to landslides.

"They have to be aware of possible landslides," said the team led by geologist Dwikorita Karnawati in a written statement on Thursday evening.

They noted that the conditions of the soil and the slope made certain areas more vulnerable to landslides following heavy rains such as those which occurred in Kalibawang and Salaman district on Monday.(swa)