Indonesian Government gives daily aid allowance to Mentawai Tsunami families

The government says it will pay Mentawai Islands tsunami victims a living allowance in January. "The cost of living for tsunami victims has been estimated at Rp 6,000 (0.67 US $) per person per day. The maximum number of people in each family entitled to receive such assistance is five. The … [Read more...]

Mentawai tsunami - Some waves may have reached 17 meter

The tsunami that devastated the Mentawai Islands off West Sumatra last month featured waves much larger than would normally have been expected from the magnitude 7.7 earthquake that spawned it, according to a tsunami expert. Jose Borrero, from ASR Ltd., a marine consulting firm, said on Friday … [Read more...]

Very important "Good to know" facts

Image by xjbei via Flickr This page has been started on November 20 2010. It's only goal is to share important (mostly scientific) facts with our readers. These facts are mostly derived from singular earthquakes or  tsunamis. Indonesia - Mentawai - October 25 2010 - M 7.7 earthquake / … [Read more...]

Indonesia massive M 7.7 Earthquake and Tsunami - latest news (5)

As our initial "latest news" articles were getting too long, and as this event will certainly continue to add more news, we have decided to a number of "latest news" articles. Besides the most important earthquake data, also breaking news will be posted here. Reading all of them will be experienced … [Read more...]

Indonesia tsunami - Indonesian President claims much quicker relief efforts

Comment from Earthquake-Report.com : Earthquake-Report.com was from the very beginning very critical in the slow reaction of Indonesian Rescue and Relief efforts. As we followed the news almost from minute to minute after the main earthquake, it was very clear to us that the devastation and the … [Read more...]

Indonesia tsunami - One map says more than 10 pages of text

Those of you are are eager to look into the technical details of this destroying earthquake, will certainly love this map. The map, created by Globesec, the Unit for Global Security and Crisis Management of Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, has it all. It gives details  about the … [Read more...]

Indonesia tsunami - Chilean surfer Sebastian Carvallo tsunami eywitness video

Five days after a devastating Tsunami swept across the Indonesian archipelago of Mentawai a video shot by an Australian tourist who narrowly escaped the deadly wave has emerged on the Web. The 3-meter high wave was triggered by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the western coast of the island of … [Read more...]

Understanding the massive M 7.7 Mentawai Earthquake

The Pulau Pagai Selatan, Sumatra earthquake of October 25, 2010 occurred as a result of thrust faulting on or near the subduction interface plate boundary between the Australia and Sunda plates. At the location of this earthquake, the Australia Plate move north-northeast with respect to the … [Read more...]

Indonesia massive M 7.7 Earthquake and Tsunami - latest news (4)

As our initial "latest news" article was getting too long, and as this event will certainly continue to add more news, we have decided to start another "latest news 3" article. Besides the most important earthquake data, also breaking news will be posted here. This update page will put breaking … [Read more...]

Indonesia tsunami - French, New Zealand and American tourists still missing

A number of foreign people were reported still missing. They are citizens of three countries, namely France, New Zealand and the United States. Roxane Couty, a French citizen, send electronic mail to Indonesia that she had no news from Yannick Couty  since the tsunami struck the Mentawai Islands … [Read more...]