How a middling quake made a giant tsunami
The killer waves that struck Papua New Guinea may have drawn their power from an unusually slow and shallow earthquake.
Information about earthquakes is available at the National Earthquake Information Center's Web site at http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/.
Costas E. Synolakis
University of Southern California
Department of Civil Engineering
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
91-270 Fort Weaver Road
Ewa Beach, HI 96706-2928
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