Articles tagged "boxing day tsunami"


Researchers create largest, longest multiphysics earthquake simulation to date

Researchers at LMU and TUM in Munich are up for best paper at SC17 after simulating one of the largest, most violent earthquakes in history. Just before 8:00 a.m. local time on December 26, 2004, people in southeast Asia were starting their days when the third...

November 13, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Sumatra, 103 dead

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit northern Sumatra, Indonesia at 22:03 UTC on December 6, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.2 km (5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). According...

December 06, 2016


Series of earthquakes hit Sumatra prompting fears of possible tsunamis, Indonesia

A series of earthquakes has been recorded along the Indonesian island of Sumatra on November 8, 2015 prompting fears of possible tsunamis in the region. The strongest so far measured M6.4 on the Richter scale as registered by the USGS. The first earthquake,...

November 08, 2015