Media Advisory: Is "The Impossible" Possible in the Pacific Northwest? - Coastal Community Tsunami Hazards and Risk
Free USGS Public Lecture February 28
Released: 2/25/2013 12:00:00 PM
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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MENLO PARK, Calif. — The movie "The Impossible" graphically depicts destruction caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which resulted in catastrophic loss of life and property – are similar, equally destructive events likely to occur in the Pacific Northwest? USGS Geographer Nathan Wood will explain which coastal communities are the greatest risk, and what can be done now to prepare for future Cascadia tsunamis. He will also explain how he provides disaster planning officials with needed information to develop effective emergency response plans.
||Nathan Wood, USGS Geographer
||Slide-show-illustrated presentation: “Is "The Impossible" Possible in the Pacific Northwest – Coastal Community Tsunami Hazards and Risk”
||Thursday, February 28, 2013
12 p.m. —Lecture preview for USGS employees and news media representatives
7 p.m.—Public lecture open to all
(both presentations will be live-streamed over the Internet
|U.S. Geological Survey
Building 3 Auditorium, second floor
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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