Tsunami Simulation of the M8.2 Chile earthquake on September 16, 2015

Sep 18, 2015


Gempa has used the in-house development TOAST to predict the tsunami propagation for the very large M8.2 Chile earthquake on 16 September, 2015. TOAST is a key gempa component for tsunami early warning and has been implemented in early warning centers such as in Oman and Indonesia.

TOAST is reliable and efficient. A simulation of 10 hours tsunami propagation for the Pacific takes only about 1 minute on our standard office PC. The 30 minutes simulation required about 11 minutes computation. For many regions of the world such short computation times are sufficient for tsunami early warning.

For more information on TOAST click here .

Images from TOAST-Tsunami modeling - hover over an image for a description

TOAST-video showing the predicted tsunami propagation and wave heights during 30 hours after the earthquake.

Click here to download the video in FullHD quality.