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 west. The first 78 minutes of propagation is shown. Note development of coastal trapped edge waves.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 308

Date Taken:

Location Taken: VS, CL


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