Story: Tsunamis

Tsunami spread, 2004

This animation illustrates the spread of the tsunami waves caused by the Indian Ocean earthquake of 26 December 2004. They travelled thousands of kilometres across the Indian Ocean and beyond.

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National Geophysical Data Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Reference: Vasily V. Titov, Tsunami Inundation Mapping Efforts (TIME), NOAA/PMEL - UW/JISAO, USA

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Tsunamis - Tsunamis – New Zealand’s underrated hazard', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 February 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2017