Maldives Meteorological Service
Wed, 07 September

IOWave: 16 Tsunami Warning Exercise in the Indian Ocean

On 7-8 September 2016, IOWave 16 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.

It is a test only.