Tsunami Waves Reach California: Maps From Chile 8.3M Quake Sep 16

Tsunami Waves Reach California: Maps From Chile 8.3M Quake Sep 16

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The waves from the major earthquake off the Chilean Coast are reaching the US. This measurement from San Diego was seen this morning, and may not look large, but a distinct connection from across the ocean. Below is a measurement of a 20 meter water spike from a buoy off the coast of Chile in direct connection to the initial 8.3M earthquake on September 16. Also see maps from the National Tsunami Warning Center.

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Tsunami Advisory From NWS National Tsunami Warning Center:


 * THE COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA FROM SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH
   CALIFORNIA /WHICH IS LOCATED 45 MILES SE OF L.A./ TO RAGGED
   POINT CALIFORNIA /WHICH IS LOCATED 50 MILES NW OF SAN LUIS
   OBISPO/

Now see the transfer of energy across the Pacific Ocean from the 8.3M earthquake that struck on September 16, 2015.  There have been numerous aftershocks as expected, as high as 7.0M, so more waves were generated and traversing the ocean. Notice the impact north to Hawaii, Alaska, and west to New Zealand.

 

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