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Successful monitoring of the 11 April 2012 tsunami off the coast of Sumatra by Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre

Kumar, TS and Nayak, S and Kumar, CP and Yadav, RBS and Kumar, BA and Sunanda, MV and Devi, EU and Kiran Kumar, N and Kishore, SA and Shenoi, SSC (2012) Successful monitoring of the 11 April 2012 tsunami off the coast of Sumatra by Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre. Current Science, 102 (11). p. 1519.

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Abstract

The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC) in Hyderabad monitored the 11 April 2012 tsunami off the coast of Sumatra, which was generated by a shallow strike-slip earthquake and it largest aftershock of magnitude Mw (mB) 8.5 and 8.2 respectively, that occurred inside the subducting slab of the Indian plate. The earthquake generated a small ocean-wide tsunami that has been recorded by various tide gauges and tsunami buoys located in the Indian Ocean region. ITEWC detected the earthquake within 3 min 52 s and issued six advisories (bulletins) according to its Standard Operating Procedure. The ITEWC performed well during the event, and avoided false alarms and unnecessary public evacuations, especially in the mainland part of India region.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Subjects: Oceanography > oceanography
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 18:32
Last Modified: 18 May 2016 12:05
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/141

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