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How the tsunami crossed the ocean

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An animated map of the Indian Ocean shows how the deep-ocean waves sped out from the earthquake. NOAA prepared the map. The length of the slipping fault was about the length of California, and the map shows clearly how that pushed the waves mostly east and west. It shows the multiple waves and how they bounced off islands and hit other places. This map is large (5.8 megs), so only download it if you have a high-speed connection.

I should have an interesting personal story for posting here tomorrow about the quake.

About John Servais

Writer • Fairhaven, Washington USA • Member since Feb 26, 2008

John started Northwest Citizen in 1995 to inform fellow citizens of serious local political issues that the Bellingham Herald was ignoring. With the help of donors from the beginning, he has [...]

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