Tsunami run-up heights on Tutuila, 2009

Plots around islands show the heights of tsunami waves as measured by a team of scientists.

Detailed Description

Varying tsunami runup heights (elevations of farthest points inland reached by tsunami) on the island of Tutuila, American Samoa. Bruce Jaffe, USGS, was part of an international tsunami survey team (ITST) that measured runup heights on October 5-6, 2009. Values are not tide-corrected, and the scale of the figure precludes showing all details of observed spatial variations. Locations of some of the higher runups are shown.


Image Dimensions: 1477 x 935

Location Taken: Tutuila, AS