The most damaging Indian Ocean tsunami on December 26, 2004

Budianto Ontowirjo, Akira Mano

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The report summarizes few references dedicated to an initial estimate of the size of the rupture, the amount of energy released, the maximum displacement of the sea bottom and resulting initial water surface profile of tsunami source on December 26, 2004. How the wave train spreads and travels to the land end boundary of the Indian Ocean, and creating huge tsunami bore with so much energy to knock down buildings, trees, human lives, scrapping the land and creating a new landscape. Lesson learnt from remaining buildings, trees, morphologically changed coasts would lead us to the improvement of building code, effective measure of green belt and natural land sea barrier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalElektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May


  • Inundation distance
  • Subduction earthquake
  • Tsunami run up

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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