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Online Resources for Tsunamis

We’ve seen what tsunamis can do. Now check out these websites to learn more about how they occur and what we can do to save lives.

See wave tests at the Hinsdale Wave Lab

In this video from the National Science Foundation, simulated tsunami waves slam a model of an Oregon Coast community at the Hinsdale Wave Research Lab at Oregon State University.

Uncharted Waters

It may come like it did the last time, in the middle of a cold and blustery January night. Suddenly the ground will begin to shake, windows will shatter, bridges collapse, the electricity will go out and parents will frantically try to find a flashlight and dig sleepy kids out of bed, ignore everything else […]

Tsunami safe?

We’re overdue. If the Cascadia subduction zone behaves as it has in the past, an 8.0 to 8.5 earthquake and a resulting tsunami have a good chance of striking the Pacific Northwest in the next 50 years. That’s the take-home message from OSU marine geologist Chris Goldfinger’s studies of offshore debris flows. He has identified […]