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Effects of an Alaskan Earthquake Generat...

Effects of an Alaskan Earthquake Generated Tsunami on the California Coast

A group of researchers has been exploring the potential effects of an Alaskan earthquake generated tsunami on the California coast. The collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and California Office of Emergency Services has generated what they are calling a Science Application for Risk Reduction (SAFRR) Tsunami Scenario. […]

Tsunami Disaster Response Planning in Al...

Alaska Earthquake Information Center - Alaska 1964 Good Friday Earthquake Damage - Photo by NOAA

Coastal communities are at risk from the same effects earthquakes have on inland population centers and have the additional peril of coping with tsunami events caused by a significant earthquake. The sudden uplifting or movement of a large parcel of water generates tsunamis. Tsunamis are defined by the two different mechanisms that create one of […]

Tsunami Recovery and Reconstruction

Fishing boat beached at Aonae, Okushiri Island after the July 12, 1993 Hokkaido Japan earthquake and tsunami. Image Credit: Commander Dennis J. Sigrist. International Tsunami Information Center

A tsunami exceeding three feet in height can cause a number of infrastructure problems. These include technological emergencies like fire, explosion, or release of hazardous materials. Damage caused by the water can disrupt services or utilities like water, gas, sewer or electrical service. It is important to think about the steps necessary for tsunami recovery […]