NOAA Animation of Tsunami Propagation from Earthquake in Japan

Posted on March 11, 2011

Here is a video showing a NOAA animation of the Tsunami wave propagation from the 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan. Propagation of the March 11, 2011 Honshu tsunami was computed with the NOAA forecast method using the MOST model with the tsunami source inferred from DART data. The tsunami was the largest along the coast of northern Japan where the tsunami reportedly reached heights of 33-feet or more. The tsunami also caused damage as far away as Crescent City in California, where dozens of boats were damaged in the harbor. Take a look:

If you are curious about tsunami forecasting, Dr. Eddie Bernard of NOAA discusses tsunami warning forecasting technology in this video.
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