A magnitude 8.7 quake shook
There was no tsunami, but a small wave was detected by a tide gauge on
“I’m baffled an earthquake this size didn’t trigger a tsunami near the epicenter,” said Robert Cessaro, a geophysicist at the center, which is operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is responsible for monitoring seismic and ocean conditions in the Pacific and alerting Pacific Rim nations and
Center Director Charles McCreery said earthquakes of at least 8.0 magnitude usually generate major tsunamis.”
This is just incredible, absolutely amazing to me. Things like this just remind you about how small we are in the scope of things.