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how large can a tsunami be in the caribbean?

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how large can a tsunami be in the caribbean?

the 2004 indian ocean tsunami has researchers reevaluating whether a magnitude 9.0 megathrust earthquake and resulting tsunami might also be a likely risk for the caribbean region, seismologists reported at the ssa 2018 annual meeting. "before 2004, we thought an earthquake of about 8.0 was about right for the largest we might see in the caribbean, based on the history of earthquakes there and the length and motion of the faults," said christa von hillebrandt-andrade of the national oceanic and atmospheric administration (noaa)."but now some think that several faults in the region could be capable of producing earthquakes of 8.6, and the catastrophic planning by our emergency management community is considering 8.5 and 9.0 earthquakes,...