Earthquake Hazards Program
Tsunamigenic is referring to those earthquakes, commonly along major subduction zone plate boundaries such as those bordering the Pacific Ocean, that can generate tsunamis.
(Image from Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey)
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