Earth Science Department, King-Fahd University Petroleum and Minerals

(Earth)ASK A SEISMOLOGIST               

Special Event Page
- Sumatra-Andaman Islands Earthquakes-

Preliminary Results of Rupture Process by Dr. Yagi   


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An example recorded Seismogram  at the Seismic Station of Earth Science DepartmentClick on NEW to find out what is new at GEES?

Tsunamis, or water waves

Result from vertical displacement along a fault located on the ocean floor

In shallower coastal waters the water piles up to heights that occasionally exceed 30 meters

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Scientific Explanation

Animal and Earthquakes


  • Special Pages

    1. The Sumatra-Andaman Islands Earthquake
  • Tsunami Information

    Earthquake data


    News Releases


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