Approximately 80 percent of tsunamis started along the seismically active "Ring of Fire" of the Pacific Ocean. In the United States, Alaska, Hawaii, as well as the west coast, have the highest risk of a tsunami.
The San Andreas fault line is one of the largest faults in the world that runs over 800 miles across the North American plate. So, which cities were likely to experience huge earthquakes when The Big One happens?
An engineering professor at UC San Diego solved the deep earthquake mystery decades after its first discovery in 1926. Her discovery gives insight into many other phenomena that share similar geophysical processes.