Map of the time (in hours) it took for the 1918 earthquake tsunami to traverse the oceans. The earthquake generated a tsunami with runup heights reaching 6 meters, causing extensive damage along the western and northern coasts of Puerto Rico. The earthquake and tsunami caused $4 million damage, 116 people were killed and 100 were reported missing.

Map of the time (in hours) it took for the 1918 earthquake tsunami to traverse the oceans. The earthquake generated a tsunami with runup heights reaching six meters, causing extensive damage along the western and northern coasts of Puerto Rico. The earthquake and tsunami caused $4 million damage; 116 people were killed and 100 were reported missing. Image courtesy of NOAA.

 

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