Energy Map And Animation Of The Honshu Tsumani Propagation Around The Pacific Rim

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First publised in NOAA (March 11, 2011)....The Honshu tsunami was generated by a Mw 8.9 earthquake (38.322°N, 142.369°E ), at 05:46 UTC, 130 km (80 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu, Japan (according to the USGS) on March 11, 2011. Forecast results shown below were created with the NOAA forecast method using MOST model with the tsunami source inferred from DART® data.

The seismic animation below reveals the tsunami propagation, and the energy map below also shows the maximum wave amplitude as it moved around the Pacific Rim. Visit NOAA for more information.

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