Preliminary simulation of the 2010 Chilean tsunami

Animation shows an cartoon of a coastal area, the ocean surface, and the seafloor, then waves develop and grow in size.

Detailed Description

Preliminary simulation of the tsunami from the February 27, 2010 M=8.8 subduction zone earthquake offshore Chile. Viewpoint looks to the east from the Juan Fernández Islands toward Chile (in the distance). The first 78 minutes of propagation is shown.

Details

Image Dimensions: 725 x 432

Date Taken:

Location Taken: VS, CL

Credits

Animation developed by research geophysicist Eric Geist, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center