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PubTalk 12/2014 — Ten Years After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

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How geology is reducing tsunami risk

by Bruce Jaffe, USGS Research Oceanographer


  • Improvements in tsunamis warnings since the 2004 Indian Ocean devastation.
  • Is California vulnerable to tsunamis?
  • What is the geologic calling card of a tsunami?
  • How does the geologic record foretell of future tsunamis?
  • Lessons learned in Japan about the value of the geologic record of tsunamis.
  • How did the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami save lives in the 2009 South Pacific tsunami?




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