Indonesia’s most notable tsunami disaster tsunamis can accompany large subduction zone earthquakes generated as a result of complex interaction of the indo-australia and eurasiatectonic plates. In 2004, the existing indian ocean warning system was inadequate; so evacuation did not happen. Tsunami waves with wave heights of 4 to 10 m and inland runup of 3.3 km or more reached the coasts of all indian ocean nations- - - whose people were unevacuated and unprepared.As many as 220,000 people killed (120,000 in indonesia) --- and 500,000 injured. Presentation courtesy of Dr Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction
Indonesia Earthquakes and Tsunamis
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