The December 26, 2004, Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 600 South Gregory Street Urbana
In addition to the tens of thousands of relief workers who responded to the Sumatran earthquake and the related tsunami, earth scientists, including those in the USGS, were a part of the post-disaster assessment and recovery planning efforts.
The USGS provided real-time earthquake information to government authorities in the Indian Ocean and freely distributed many types of tsunami-related satellite imagery and geospatial data to support the needs of U.S. and international aid organizations. USGS scientists participated in post-disaster field studies in the Indian Ocean basin, working to assess impacts and assist in the creation of systems to deal with possible future events.
Central Region, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver