The 2004 Sumatra earthquake and Indian Ocean tsunami: What happened and why?

Seth Stein*, Emile A. Okal

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The December 26, 2004 Sumatra earthquake and the tsunami that followed killed over 300,000 people. In this paper, we analyze and discuss the geologic causes for this earthquake, the mechanisms that generated it, and follow up with a discussion on ways to prevent this type of disaster in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalVisual Geosciences
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Earthquake
  • Sumatra
  • Tsunami

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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