Tsunami simulation from 2017 Mexico earthquake

Cartoon shows a transparent ocean surface and the ocean floor as well as land features, and what happens to a tsunami wave.

Detailed Description

The largest wave (center) came directly from the seafloor movement caused by the earthquake. Left of that is a smaller wave that bounced off the shore, and then off the edge of the continental shelf, and back toward the coast. Screenshot from a tsunami simulation. Wave heights enlarged for better visibility.


Image Dimensions: 1500 x 1026

Location Taken: CHP, MX


Eric Geist, USGS