The great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 26 December 2004 is the most extensively recorded Mw > 9.0 event in history. It also occurred in the modern era of broadband digital seismometry and advanced communication systems. For these reasons, the event offers hitherto unequaled opportunity for detailed studies of a great, destructive tsunami earthquake. As discussed by Park et al. (2005a), the global seismographic network performed well and met the challenge posed by the event. Indeed, due to the availability of high-quality data in near real-time, a free flow of information among scientists, and the importance of the event,...

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