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Tsunami Event - November 15, 2006 Kuril Islands, Russia
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The Kuril Islands tsunami was generated by a Mw 8.3 earthquake (46.580°N 153.270°E), 2006-11-15 11:14:13 UTC (according to the USGS).
Animations of the Nov 15, 2006 Kuril 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.
Propagation in the Pacific Ocean.
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The animations display qualitative 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 height 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.
Unit Sources: 4*a12 + 0.5*b12 + 2*a13 + 1.5*b13
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