Tsunami wave splitting soon after generation

Cross sectional illustration used to show how a tsunami wave splits and goes in opposite directions.

Detailed Description

The displacement of rock surrounding the inter-plate thrust is shown in cross section for the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. The arrows are vectors representing the direction and amount of displacement for different points near the fault.

Details

Image Dimensions: 427 x 144

Location Taken: US

Credits

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