On our Tsunami and Earthquake Research web site, you will find general information on how local tsunamis are generated by earthquakes as well as animations, virtual reality models of tsunamis, and summaries of past research studies.
Learn more about tsunamis in the United States.
Learn more about our active research projects:
U.S. West Coast and Alaska Marine Geohazards
Tsunami Hazards, Modeling, and the Sedimentary Record
Preliminary simulation of the tsunami from the March 11, 2011 M=9.0 subduction zone earthquake
Preliminary simulation of the tsunami from the October 25, 2010 M=7.7 subduction zone earthquake
Preliminary simulations of the tsunami from the February 27, 2010 M=8.8 subduction zone earthquake
Preliminary analysis of the tsunami from the September 29, 2009 M=8.1 Samoa Islands subduction zone earthquake, southwest Pacific Ocean
Preliminary analysis of the tsunami from the December 26, 2004 Sumatra-Andaman subduction zone earthquake, Southwest Pacific Ocean; includes comparison with the March 28, 2005 tsunami and earthquake
How do various parameters that describe an earthquake influence the resulting local tsunami?
Comparison of the September 25, 2003 M=8.3 and the 1952 M=8.1 Tokachi-Oki earthquakes, near Hokkaido, Japan
50-Year-Old Mystery Solved: Seafloor Mapping Reveals Cause of 1964 Tsunami that Destroyed Alaskan Village
A submarine landslide source for the devastating 1964 Chenega tsunami, southern Alaska - Earth and Planetary Science Letters 438
Non-linear resonant coupling of tsunami edge waves using stochastic earthquake source models - Geophysical Journal International 204
Reconstruction of Far-Field Tsunami Amplitude Distributions from Earthquake Sources - Pure and Applied Geophysics
Dynamic models of an earthquake and tsunami offshore Ventura, California - Geophysical Research Letters 42