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Tsunamis and Earthquakes

USGS PCMSC Tsunami and Earthquake Studies

Preliminary simulation of the tsunami from the October 25, 2010 M=7.7 subduction zone earthquake offshore of the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

QuickTime* animations:
Viewpoint looks to the northwest.
The first 60 minutes of propagation is shown.

See also:

NEIC event page

NEIC Finite Fault Model

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Illustration showing slip distribution from NEIC finite-fault model.

Slip distribution from NEIC finite-fault model
Mentawai Islands, Indonesia
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