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The Kuril Islands tsunami was generated by a Mw 8.1 earthquake (46.230°N 154.550°E), 2007-01-13 04:23:21 UTC (according to the USGS).

Model Simulation Results

  • Maximum wave height distribution (image)

    The tsunami radiation pattern is indicated with color coded information about the maximum wave height at different locations throughout the Pacific Ocean.

  • Tsunami propagation (14.3 MB animation)

    The animation displays qualitative information about the tsunami propagation including tsunami wave interaction with ocean floor bathymetric features, and neighboring coastlines.

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