Scientists warn of 2004-strength tsunami

Guest Writer

A huge earthquake capable of generating a tsunami as large as the devastating waves in 2004 could strike off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, with the city of Padang directly in the firing line, a team of scientists has said. According to a Channel NewsAsia report, the group issued the warning in a letter to the journal, Nature Geoscience. The danger comes from a build-up of pressure over the last two centuries on a section of the Sunda Trench, which runs parallel to the western Sumatra coast, they said. This section is “near failure” the letter warned.

“The threat of a great tsunamigenic earthquake with a magnitude of more than 8.5 on the Mentawai patch is unabated

You might also like

Comments are closed.

X
GET THE LATEST TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS, JOBS AND EVENTS STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX!
Join over 180,000 travel agents, professionals and executives subscribed to our daily newsletter.
You can unsubscribe at any time
Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time
Close