Computer Models Show Significant Tsunami Strength for Ventura and Oxnard


This is a locally generated tsunami which is different from a tsunami that is generated at say some far distance like offshore Alaska. Which would provide residents in the same area with hours of warning time versus for this scenario a warning time of thirty minutes or less. What is really interesting here is that as the southward tsunami waves approach deeper water the wavefront begins to change direction making some of the tsunami waves travel toward Ventura and Oxnard. This is really a work in progress this is a single simulation of a single
scenario earthquake and tsunami in this region so it really shouldn’t be used to
define seismic hazard or emergency responses in its current state this is part of an ongoing effort to
really establish a better tsunami hazard calculation for this area so people
should stay tuned

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