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Tsunami Animations

Tsunami Animation Locations

Japan 2011

Indonesia 2010

Chile 2010

Samoa 2009

Solomon Islands 2007

Indian Ocean 2004

Peru 2001

Papua New Guinea 1998

Hypothetical: Pacific Northwest

San Francisco 1906

Watch computer-generated animations of what a tsunami looks like, as it propagates across the ocean and hits land.


WARNING: The animations may take a few moments to load and play, depending on your internet connection speed.

Japan 2011 thumbnailPreliminary simulation of the 2011 Honshu, Japan tsunami

Indonesia 2010 thumbnailPreliminary simulation of the 2010 Indonesian tsunami

Chile 2010 thumbnailPreliminary simulations of the 2010 Chilean tsunami

... from the 27 February 2010 M=8.8 subduction zone earthquake, offshore Chile

Samoa 2009 thumbnailAnimations of the 29 September 2009 Samoan Tsunami

Solomon Islands 2007 thumbnailPreliminary Simulation of the April 2007 Solomon Islands Tsunami, Southwest Pacific Ocean

Sumatra 2004 thumbnailAnimations of the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Local Tsunami

Peru 2001 thumbnail23 June 2001 Peru Tsunami

Papua New Guinea 1998 thumbnail17 July 1998 Papua New Guinea Tsunami

Hypothetical Tsunami along the Pacific Northwest Coast

1906 ThumbnailAnimation of the Tsunami from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

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