Kōrero: Tsunamis

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei 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 October 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2017