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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Tsunami and Earthquake Research at the USGS

About Our Research

The Great Wave off Kanagawa, also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is an ukiyo-e woodblock print by Japanese artist Hokusai, published sometime between 1830 and 1833 in the late Edo period.

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:
Probabilistic Forecasting of Earthquakes and Earthquake Effects in the Coastal Zone
Tsunami Hazards, Modeling, and the Sedimentary Record
U.S. West Coast and Alaska Marine Geohazards

Tsunami Events and Simulations Other Studies

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