Aitape tsunami wavefront

map w/ wavefront
The map shows the likely path of the first wave at 19, 22 and 27 minutes after the first major earthquake. The villages of Arop and Warapu received the full brunt of the wave and were completely destroyed, as was most of Nimas. Other villages at Sissano and on the Malol beachfront were partly destroyed. People from the western Sissano villages are now at Olbrum and Rainbrum; those from Nimas at Rowoi and Wipom; those from Warapu at Barupu; Arop No.1 at Pou; Arop No.2 at Wauroin; and most Malol people at Amut (Kunai). More than 10 000 people still are receiving relief food supplies.