zyzzx wrote:This earthquake should not produce a big tsunami. As cfimages said, it's a different type of earthquake than the tsunami-producing earthquakes in Japan, Chile, and 2004 Indonesia. According to the data on the USGS earthquake website, this one is pretty much entirely sideways motion - the different sides of the fault are sliding past each other rather than moving towards each other. So there should be pretty minimal vertical motion of the sea floor, which is what causes tsunamis.
So there is most likely no (or very little) tsunami danger.
Well, so far so good, thank goodness.
Too much pain there to have it all happen again, even though the odds are stacked so that something might.