Preliminary simulation of 2010 Indonesia tsunami

3-D Animation shows the land in the distance with slow rippling waves that roll towards the land and then start sloshing.

Detailed Description

Preliminary simulation of the tsunami from the October 25, 2010 M=7.7 subduction zone earthquake offshore of the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. Viewpoint looks to the northwest. The first 60 minutes of propagation is shown.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 542

Location Taken: BE, ID


Eric Geist, Geophysicist, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center