**** TSUNAMI WATCH LIFTED FROM ALL THE AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN***
Thus the plates had more horizontal movement than vertical and hence NO SIGNIFICANT Tsunami was generated. If it hadn't been the Transform Fault responsible then a significant Tsunami would had generated and quite similar to 26th Dec 2004 Event..
**** UNCERTAINTY EXSIST WHETHER THERE WAS A TSUNAMI IN THAILAND ****
**** MULTIPLE LOW INTENSITY AFTERSHOCKS REPORTED AT OFFSHORE WEST COAST OF NORTH SUMATRA***
AKG Seismology Team-
A Major Sigh of Relief!! The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has lifted the TSUNAMI WATCH from all the areas where it was issued-
As per the datas from PTWC, A maximum recorded Tsunami height was 3.5ft at Meulaboh,Indonesia. Here is the report-
MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER ------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- ----- MALE MV 4.2N 73.5E 1223Z 0.19M / 0.6FT 06MIN GAN MV 0.7S 73.2E 1212Z 0.03M / 0.1FT 48MIN HANIMAADHOO MV 6.8N 73.2E 1235Z 0.25M / 0.8FT 06MIN PADANG ID 1.0S 100.4E 1208Z 0.09M / 0.3FT 34MIN KO TAPHAO NOI TH 7.8N 98.4E 1143Z 0.05M / 0.2FT 06MIN ENGGANO ID 5.3S 102.3E 1104Z 0.12M / 0.4FT 04MIN TRINCONMALEE LK 8.6N 81.2E 1129Z 0.06M / 0.2FT 16MIN TELUKDALAM ID 0.6N 97.8E 1044Z 0.22M / 0.7FT 14MIN COCOS ISLAND AU 12.1S 96.9E 1102Z 0.08M / 0.3FT 18MIN SABANG ID 5.8N 95.3E 1010Z 0.36M / 1.2FT 06MIN MEULABOH ID 4.1N 96.1E 1007Z 1.06M / 3.5FT 12MIN DART 23401 8.9N 88.5E 0956Z 0.03M / 0.1FT 06MIN LAT - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH) LON - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST) TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME) AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL. IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT. VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT). PER - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.
However as was mentioned by AKG, Tsunami wave was generated and it reached places like Maldives,Thailand,Australia,Sri Lanka parts ( shown in PINK) in above region in additions to Indonesia.
However at these areas excluding Indonesia region not more than 1 feet of Tsunami wave was reported. The maximum was 1.06M at Meulaboh,Indonesia for 12min at 1007hrs UTC
Disaster preparedness was in full swing across 28 nations including India where people where forced to evacuate areas in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Its obvious that a significant Tsunami was generated but location remains uncertain!
As of now, Multiple aftershocks have been reported around the epicenter region as shown by the below image
Above- Each Square represents an Earthquake ( or aftershock) The two BIG BLUE SQUARES are the first earthquake (8.6M) and the aftershock of 8.2M...
THE BIG QUESTION- WHY THERE WAS NO DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI??
AKG's Earthquake Expert Aluth Fian informed that this Earthquake was caused due to a transform fault which rarely generate tsunami, because tsunami is mainly resulted from height change dz -> connection to wave equation.
Aluth Fian shall update on the science behind this soon!