We have released new videos showing simulated tsunami wave amplitudes and current speeds for several locations along the Washington coast.
Tsunamis are multi-wave events that affect coastal areas for many hours to potentially days after an earthquake happens. In order to show how tsunamis might affect a certain area over time we use computer models to simulate how tsunami waves might behave for a given earthquake scenario. Videos of tsunami simulations show tsunami wave behavior in a way that is difficult to convey through static images and maps.
The new videos show tsunami wave amplitude (wave peaks and troughs) or speed (current velocity) for several locations along the Washington coast. You can find the videos and additional information about the simulations on our tsunami webpage: