Tun Naing, lecturer in Geology Department of Yangon University in Myanmar, has earned the doctoral degree and granted cumlaude title for his dissertation in the open examination of doctoral programme, Faculty of Engineering Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) on Saturday( 27/3).
Tun Naing's dissertation observed vulnerability level zone of high shocks or earthquake-prone areas in the province of Yogyakarta, using microtremor analysis by monitoring the characteristics of wave propagation and earth movement. For his research, Tun Naing had surveyed as many as 243 spots in the south parts of Jogjakarta.
According toÂ Tun Naing, the Bantul regency and its surrounding is divided into four vulnerability zones. Such zones are varied, comprising of (i) Very High Vulnerability Zone. (ii) High Vulnerability Zone, (iii) Medium Vulnerability Zone, and (iv) Low Vulnerability Zone. â€œThe High Vulnerability Zone is the zone with the strongest land condition that responds to earthquake shocks,â€ said the man born in Myanmar on 24 February 1972.
The Very High Vulnerability Zone comprises of East Bantul areas particularly along Opak River with some of Kretek sub-district in East-Southeast areas, some of Pundong sub-district spanning from the northÂ to south covering a small part ofÂ Imogiri sub-district in the west-northwest parts. â€œThose are Pleret, Segoroyoso, Sriharjo, Imogiri, Pandak and so on,â€ said the father of one child.
To the panel of examiners consisting of Prof. Ir. Bambang Suhendro, M.Sc, Ph.D, Prof. Dr. Kirbani Sri Brotopuspito, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., Ir. Priyosulistyo, M.Sc, Ph.D, Salahudin, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D, and Dr. Ir. Basoeki Hadi Moeljono, he said that the vulnerability zones can be made to calculate the level of damage in buildings during earthquakes and this can be used also in the reconstruction of the buildings in those areas.
â€œThis result can be made a consideration for spatial planning of quake-prone areas,â€ said Tun Naing, UGM's 1186th doctor. His promoter, Dr. Ir. Subagyo, DEA, made a comment, hoping that Tun Naing would increase his good performance after returning to Myanmar. Subagyo hoped that Tun Naing maintains contact with his lecturers and colleagues atÂ UGM.Â â€œI hope that you will progress in the future in your personal and social circles. Your struggle is not finished here,â€ Subagyo said.