IOWave16: Tsunami Warning Exercise in the Indian Ocean

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On 7-8 September 2016, IOWave16 will simulate a tsunami warning situation in Indian Ocean countries. The exercise will comprise two scenarios on successive days, one in the eastern Indian Ocean and the other in the northwestern Indian Ocean.
The first scenario will simulate a magnitude 9.2 earthquake south of Sumatra, Indonesia. The second scenario will simulate a magnitude 9.0 earthquake in the Makran Trench, south of Iran and Pakistan. Both scenarios will generate simulated tsunami waves travelling across the Indian Ocean basin.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 07.09.2016 08:00 local time
End 08.09.2016 10:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Gale, Nora
Organizer Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Country Worldwide
City N/A
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Official Website
Link 1 Visit IOC's website
Link 2 IOC Tsunami Programme
Link 3 More information about the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System
Link 4