Hypothetical tsunami wave behavior along the Pacific Northwest

A moving illustration shows hypothetical tsunami waves along a coastline right after a major offshore earthquake.

Detailed Description

Animation of what a potential tsunami would look like generated from a large and hypothetical magnitude 9 subduction earthquake in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The height of the tsunami waves is exaggerated compared to the land surface.


Image Dimensions: 848 x 535

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Location Taken: US


Eric Geist, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center