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.