Map Monday: Tsunami Propagation

Today there was a m7.9 quake near Little Sitkin Island in the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska. On the interwebs, there were many shots of the potential tsunami propagation from the quake – despite, according to CalTech’s Lucy Jones, the low probability of a tsunami from this relatively deep quake.


Interesting to note that there is some green wave height changes even in California despite not being in the direct path of the waves. As great as this map is, nothing compares to the one that NOAA produced back in 2011 for the m9.0 Great Tohoku Quake in Japan. I really think this map communicates the awesome power of the tsunami is simple lines and colors.


Love what seems to be a straight shot from just above Midway and the Hawaiian Islands to California – is that a tsunami rebound??