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Drawing of The Great Wave; link to our Tsunamis and Earthquakes web page.


Notes From the Field...

USGS Scientists in Samoa and American Samoa Studying Impacts of Recent Tsunami, October-November 2009

Latest map of observed runup heights, compared with NOAA modeled heights

Plot of the Islands of Samoa showing runup heights measured by the ITST.
Map of American Samoa, showing field locations where the ITST measured runup heights October 5-6, 2009. Values are not tide-corrected, and the scale of the figure precludes showing all of the details of the observed spatial variation in runup. Locations of some of the higher runups are shown.

Image courtesy of NOAA; Maximum wave amplitude distribution for Tutuila created with the MOST model.
Image courtesy of NOAA: Maximum wave amplitude distribution for Tutuila created with the MOST model.

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