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The SAFRR tsunami scenario: improving resilience for California

Fact Sheet 2013-3081

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Abstract

On March 11, 2011, the Tohoku earthquake and the resulting tsunami devastated Japan with a disaster of unfathomable proportions. Five thousand miles away, the waves from Tohoku caused $50 to 100 million in damages in California. Although this pales in comparison to the loss of lives and property in Japan, the U.S. Government must ask whether California, and the national economy, will someday face worse consequences from other distant-source tsunamis. Unfortunately, the answer is “yes.”

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The SAFRR tsunami scenario: improving resilience for California
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2013-3081
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
California
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N