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PubTalk 2/2013 — Is "THE IMPOSSIBLE" Possible in the Pacific Northwest

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-- Coastal Community Tsunami Hazards and Risk

By Nathan Wood, Geographer


  • The movie "The Impossible", currently showing in theaters, portrays the destruction of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami
  • Recent tsunami disasters in the Pacific Ocean testify to their destructive power -- are similar events likely in the Pacific Northwest?
  • Geographic research is helping to understand the risk, assisting planners with developing effective emergency response plans
  • Which coastal communities are at greatest risk, and what can be now to prepare for future Cascadia tsunamis?




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