The Peru tsunami was generated by a Mw 8.0 earthquake (13.380°S 76.610°W), 2007-08-15 23:40:57 UTC (according to the USGS).
Animations of the August 15, 2007 Peru tsunami propagation created with research runs of the MOST tsunami forecast model and including DART® buoy data. Yellow squares indicate DART® buoy locations. Click the image to animate (left) or enlarge (right).
Propagation in the Pacific Ocean (40.5 MB animation).
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Maximum wave amplitude distribution (image).
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The animation and graphic display qualitative and quantitative information about the tsunami propagation including tsunami wave interaction with ocean floor bathymetric features, and neighboring coastlines. The tsunami radiation pattern is indicated with color coded information about the maximum wave amplitude at different locations throughout the Pacific Ocean.
The timer and moving yellow squares indicate time elapsed since time of the earthquake, providing an estimate of tsunami arrival time at different locations (left).
"EERI reconnaissance team report evidence of a tsunami of
approximately 2.5 - 3 meters impacting ports of Pisco and Paracas. Fishing
boats were carried inland a considerable distance" -
Susan Tubbesing, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)