Tsunami Science Four Years after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Part II: Observation and Data Analysis

  • Phil R. Cummins
  • Kenji Satake
  • Laura S. L. Kong

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Breanyn T. MacInnes, Tatiana K. Pinegina, Joanne Bourgeois, Nadezhda G. Razhigaeva, Victor M. Kaistrenko, Ekaterina A. Kravchunovskaya
    Pages 9-36
  3. L. Dengler, B. Uslu, A. Barberopoulou, S. C. Yim, A. Kelly
    Pages 37-53
  4. Kenji Hirata, Kenji Satake, Yuichiro Tanioka, Yohei Hasegawa
    Pages 77-96
  5. Yuichi Namegaya, Yuichiro Tanioka, Kuniaki Abe, Kenji Satake, Kenji Hirata, Masami Okada et al.
    Pages 97-116
  6. Hermann M. Fritz, Fahad Mohammed, Jeseon Yoo
    Pages 153-175
  7. Frederick E. Stephenson, Alexander B. Rabinovich
    Pages 177-210
  8. Hélène Hébert, Dominique Reymond, Yann Krien, Julien Vergoz, François Schindelé, Jean Roger et al.
    Pages 211-232
  9. Charitha B. Pattiaratchi, E. M. Sarath Wijeratne
    Pages 233-258
  10. Franck Lavigne, Raphaël Paris, Delphine Grancher, Patrick Wassmer, Daniel Brunstein, Franck Vautier et al.
    Pages 259-281
  11. AbdelKarim Yelles-Chaouche, Jean Roger, Jacques Déverchere, Rabah Bracene, Anne Domzig, Helene Hébert et al.
    Pages 283-300

About this book


The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was triggered by a 9. 15 magnitude earthquake (MELTZNER et al. , 2006; CHLIEH et al. , 2007) that occurred at 0:58:53 GMT, 7:58:53 LT (USGS) (t ). The epicenter was located at 3. 3 N, 95. 8 E (Fig. 1) with a focal depth of EQ approximately 30 km. The earthquake was responsible for a sudden fault slip estimated on average from 12–15 m (SYNOLAKIS et al. , 2005; LAY et al. , 2005) to 20 m (FU and SUN, 30 2006). The seismic moment estimate (Mo = 1. 3 5 9 10 dyne-cm), based on the Figure 1 Locations of video recordings, recovered clocks, and reliable eyewitness observations. 1: Coastal plains ?ooded by the tsunami; 2: non-?ooded coastal plains; 3: uplands. Insert 3D-map showing the Sumatra Island, the studied area, and the epicenter of the 26/12/2004 earthquake. The video taken at Uteuen Badeue, on the eastern edge of the Banda Aceh Bay, was recorded by the chief of the Fishery Regional Of?ce from the top of a cliff. The movie that was shot near the Baiturrahman mosque in downtown Banda Aceh has been shown worldwide on TV. The one at Peukan Bada has been recorded during a wedding party. The last two movies were analyzed in detail in order to calculate the tsunami velocity (FRITZ et al. , 2006). Vol.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Phil R. Cummins
    • 1
  • Kenji Satake
    • 2
  • Laura S. L. Kong
    • 3
  1. 1.Geoscience AustraliaCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Earthquake Research InstituteUniversity of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.International Tsunami Information CentreUNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)HonoluluUSA

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