How Tsunami warning withdrawn after Massive earthquake struck Indonesia

All countries including India has finally withdrawn the tsunami warning that was reported earlier. It was reported around 28 countries issued tsunami warning earlier.  National Disaster Management Authority Vice President Sashidhar Reddy told that there is no specific threat. There is no likelihood of any tsunami in the Indian Ocean region.

Why there is no Tsunami in 2012 but in 2004?

Tsunami 2004
Tsunami 2004

Reason: In case of 2004, tsunami is caused due to vertical displacement plates or large body movement. In 2012, There is no tsunami after Major Earthquake struck Indonesia because of horizontal displacement plates or large body movement.

Tsunami occurs due to Vertical Displacement Plates

How Tsunami is caused due to Earthquakes?

Tsunami Ocean Effect

Tsunami are caused by the abrupt vertical displacement of a large volume of a body of water, usually from natural sources of kinetic energy. These forces produce a wave that shifts not just a few meters of surface water, but the entire column of water from the floor to the surface.

Tsunami contain enormous amounts of energy. Earthquakes that cause tsunami often occur offshore at tectonic plate subduction zones.

As the sea floor snaps up in response to the tectonic plate movement and subsequent earthquake, the tsunami wave is formed and moves out from the source of the displacement.

The wave increases in height as it enters more shallow waters close to land.


Tsunami surface
Tsunami surface Graph