Field survey of the March 28, 2005 Nias-Simeulue earthquake and Tsunami

Pure and Applied Geophysics
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Abstract

On the evening of March 28, 2005 at 11:09 p.m. local time (16:09 UTC), a large earthquake occurred offshore of West Sumatra, Indonesia. With a moment magnitude (Mw) of 8.6, the event caused substantial shaking damage and land level changes between Simeulue Island in the north and the Batu Islands in the south. The earthquake also generated a tsunami, which was observed throughout the source region as well as on distant tide gauges. While the tsunami was not as extreme as the tsunami of December 26th, 2004, it did cause significant flooding and damage at some locations. The spatial and temporal proximity of the two events led to a unique set of observational data from the earthquake and tsunami as well as insights relevant to tsunami hazard planning and education efforts. ?? 2010 Springer Basel AG.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Field survey of the March 28, 2005 Nias-Simeulue earthquake and Tsunami
Series title Pure and Applied Geophysics
DOI 10.1007/s00024-010-0218-6
Volume 168
Issue 6-7
Year Published 2011
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Pure and Applied Geophysics
First page 1075
Last page 1088