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Tsunami Event - August 10, 2009 Andaman Islands
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The Andaman Islands tsunami was generated by a shallow Mw 7.7 earthquake (14.1˚ N, 93.0˚ E), at 19:56 UTC, about 260 km N of Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India (according to NOAA PTWC tsunami-watch statement issued 9 minutes after the earthquake). In approximately an hour, the tsunami was recorded at DART® buoy 23401. Research forecast results shown below were created in real time (during the tsunami propagation) with the NOAA forecast method using MOST model with the tsunami source inferred from DART® data.
The graphics above display forecast results, showing qualitative and quantitative information about the tsunami, including tsunami wave interaction with ocean floor bathymetric features, and neighboring coastlines. Tsunami model amplitude information is shown color-coded on top of blue-shaded sea floor bathymetry.
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