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Abstract: On January 1, 1996 at 16:05 p.m. local time a strong earthquake of magnitude M = 7.8 struck the central part of Sulawesi Island (Indonesia). It was accompanied by tsunami waves 2 - 4 m high. 9 people were killed and 63 were injured. A tsunami survey was conducted by Indonesian and Russian specialists. The measured tsunami run-up heights and eyewitness accounts are reported. The problem of land subsidence measuring is discussed. Historical data on the central part of Sulawesi Island tsunamis are described. Tsunami-risk prediction for the central part of Sulawesi Island has first been carried out.

To cite this article: Pelinovsky, Efim. Tsunami of 1 January 1996 in Indonesia [online]. In: Heathcote, Ronald Leslie (Editor); Cuttler, C (Editor); Koetz, J (Editor). Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction 1996: Conference Proceedings. Barton, A.C.T.: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1996: 307-312. National conference publication (Institution of Engineers, Australia); no. 96/10. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=555150152879976;res=IELENG> ISBN: 0858256622. [cited 29 May 16].

Personal Author: Pelinovsky, Efim; Source: In: Heathcote, Ronald Leslie (Editor); Cuttler, C (Editor); Koetz, J (Editor). Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction 1996: Conference Proceedings. Barton, A.C.T.: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1996: 307-312. Document Type: Conference Paper, Research ISBN: 0858256622 Subject: Disaster relief; Tsunamis; Risk assessment; Natural disasters--Planning; Earthquakes; Maps; Tsunamis--Mathematical models; Series: National conference publication (Institution of Engineers, Australia); no. 96/10 Affiliation: (1) Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

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