Problems associated with land subsidence and ground deformation have been occuring in many places in the world. The Bandung basin in West Java Province, Indonesia is reported to have been subsiding for the last decade at an alarming rate which appears to be primarily due to groundwater over-extraction . The increase in population and industry as a consequence of rapid economic growth in Bandung city has an impact on the rate of groundwater withdrawal. Secondary factors which may potentially contribute to the land subsidence phenomena in the area include seismicity-related fault movements and volcanogenic displacements. The economic loss and environmental impact caused by land subsidence in the area cannot be neglected.


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