How Are Tsunamis Measured?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 5, 2020 6:01:31 AM ET
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Tsunamis are measured by their runup,which is the difference between an observed sea level and the distance the tsunami waters reach on shore. This is generally measured once the danger has passed, so debris and destruction of plant life are often used as gauges of runup.

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