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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