Location of earthquake near subduction zone and on oceanic plate

Line drawing of cross-section of oceanic crust showing the location and kind of earthquake that may or may not cause a tsunami.

Detailed Description

The 2018 Kodiak earthquake and tsunami occurred on a strike-slip fault in the Pacific oceanic plate. T is side of fault moving toward viewer; A, away from viewer.


Image Dimensions: 1500 x 828

Location Taken: US


Eric Geist, USGS