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Travel times, 1960 Chilean tsunami

Travel times, 1960 Chilean tsunami

This map shows the travel time of the 1960 Chilean tsunami across the Pacific Ocean. It took 12 hours for the waves to reach New Zealand. The tsunami struck the New Zealand coastline without warning in the late evening and early hours of the morning on 23 and 24 May.

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Source: NOAA – National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

Base map: NASA Visible Earth

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Tsunamis - Tsunamis – New Zealand’s underrated hazard', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/6213/travel-times-1960-chilean-tsunami (accessed 24 September 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017