Instituto Geofisico del Peru. Tsunamis are rare in the Indian Ocean, which has no system for detecting them and alerting those in danger, and scientists do not have the tools to tell when an earthquake has created one. This created a large tsunami of about Tad Murty, an expert on the region's tsunamis who is affiliated with the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. But with no system in place, they would basically be scrambling. World Data Center System.
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Luis Instituto de Meteorologia, Sismologia. More recently, researchers at Northwestern University, led by Richard Gordon and Seth Stein, used data on how newly created seafloor had spread outward from mid-ocean ridges to the west and south of the deformed region in the Indian Ocean. Greece Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dept. As with the recent event, megathrust earthquakes often generate large tsunamis that can cause damage over a much wider area than is directly effected by ground shaking near the earthquake's rupture. Serbia Seismological Survey of Serbia. Iceland Icelandic Meteorolgical Office.