USGS - science for a changing world

Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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

*Note: These QuickTime movies are very large and may take a few minutes to download. Movies are a non-standard part of the internet and may not load for all viewers. If you do not have QuickTime please download the QuickTime Player here.
Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Illustration showing slip distribution from NEIC finite-fault model.

Slip distribution from NEIC finite-fault model
Mentawai Islands, Indonesia
Click for larger version (1.03 MB), or read more about the model


Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Science questions to Eric Geist
Site maintained by: Laura Zink Torresan
Last modified: 27 October 2010 (lzt)