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Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004

Coastal Changes due to Uplift and Submergence caused by 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake, in Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands, Sumatra, and Simeulue island

SUMMARY

  1. Uplift is dominant in Andaman Islands, especially in western side.

  2. Submergence is dominant in Nicobar Islands.

  3. Submergence in west coast of Northwestern Sumatra.

  4. Uplift in northwestern Simeulue island.

  5. Link to "Coastal Change due to March 28, 2005 Nias Earthquake"

  6. A line 145 km east of the trench separates western uplifted zone from eastern subsided zone. (Tobita et al., 2006)



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RADARSAT-1,ENVISAT,ERS-1/2,ASTER,SPOT-5

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