Preliminary simulation of Japan 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 March 11, 2011 M=9.0 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.


Image Dimensions: 640 x 400

Date Taken:

Location Taken: 01, JP


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