Preliminary simulation of 2011 Japan tsunami
Preliminary simulation of the tsunami from the March 11, 2011 M=9.1 subduction zone earthquake offshore of Honshu, Japan. Close-up of the tsunami on the northern Honshu coast. Viewpoint looks to the south. Simulation shows first 2 hours of tsunami propagation. The program used to create these simulations does not model nonlinear and breaking effects as waves travel into shallow water (e.g., Sendai Bay).