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The eastern Indian ocean earthquake and tsunami : first seafloor survey by Royal Navy's HMS Scott

McNeill, Lisa; Henstock, Tim; Tappin, Dave. 2005 The eastern Indian ocean earthquake and tsunami : first seafloor survey by Royal Navy's HMS Scott. Hydro International, 9 (4). 7-9.

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Abstract/Summary

The earthquake offshore Sumatra, Indonesia and the Nicobar-Andaman Islands, India on 26th December 2004 (Figure 1) was the second largest earthquake ever recorded (in 50-60 years recording history) with a moment magnitude of 9.3. The resulting tsunami wave propagated across the Indian Ocean causing devastation in coastal south-east Asia, Sri Lanka, India and East Africa and the loss of an estimated 300,000 lives. First post-disaster seafloor survey of the area was recently completed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Seismology and Geomagnetism
Date made live: 18 Apr 2012 13:02
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/17771

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