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Tsunami Event - March 28, 2005 Indonesia
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The Indonesia tsunami was generated by a Mw 8.6 earthquake (2.074°N 97.013°E), 2005-03-28 16:09:36 UTC, 205 km (125 miles) WNW of Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia (according to the USGS).
Model Simulation Results
Preliminary model result for the maximum height of the tsunami wave at each grid point. The source model is very simple -- a rectangular fault plane encompassing the epicenter, with orientation appropriate to the local tectonics and slip value that results in a magnitude 8.5 earthquake. These results are qualitative at this point. An amplitude scale will be added after comparison with field observations.
- Maximum Computed Tsunami Heights in the Indian Ocean (PDF)
- Computed Tsunami Arrival Times in the Indian Ocean (PDF)
- Information on MOST model
- Contact: Diego Arcas
Unit Sources: 7.43*io22a+7.43*io22b+7.43*io22z+7.43*io22a+7.43*io23a+7.43*io23b+7.43*io23z+7.43*io23a
Other Sources of Information:
- USGS Scientists in Sumatra Studying Recent Tsunamis from USGS
- International Coordination Group the Tsunami Warning System Pacific from UNESCO
- More Tsunami Links
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