As humans, in the face of natural disaster, we look for rationlizations. Science is the singular rationalization, and we express science via models and data. From the NOAA tsunami site:
Filled colors show maximum computed tsunami amplitude in cm during 24 hours of wave propagation. Black contours show computed tsunami arrival time.
Note the elevated amplitude channel that crosses the Pacific to California.
How quickly the entire world shifts, changes, swells and shrinks…