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Tsunami Threat to California: Findings and Recommendations on Tsunami Hazards and Risks by the State of California Seismic Safety Commission
Damaging tsunamis are rare but potentially catastr

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By Barry Leonard (ed)
Year: 2005
Pages: 15
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422310108

Damaging tsunamis are rare but potentially catastrophic events that present a danger to the people & economy of Calif. Over 80 tsunamis have been observed or recorded along the coast of Calif. in the past 150 years, 9 causing minor damage in ports & harbors & 2 with major impacts. On Sun., Dec. 26, 2004, a strong earthquake of magnitude 9.3 occurred off the coast of northern Sumatra, triggering a giant tsunami that propagated throughout the Indian Ocean Basin, causing massive casualties & destruct. As a result, the Calif. Seismic Safety Comm. created a Tsunami Safety Comm. to evaluate the state of tsunami readiness in Calif. This Comm. held 6 meet. & took testimony from local gov’ts. & the scientific community. Here are their Findings & Recommend.

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