PubTalk 7/2015 — The Giant Cascadia Earthquake of January 26, 1700

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Detailed Description

Detective Stories from North America and Japan

by Brian Atwater, USGS Seattle

  • A tsunami from western North America entered Japanese written history in Jan 1700
  • Decades of basic research on both sides of the Pacific led to this discovery
  • The endings underpin public-safety measures in the United States and Canada

Details

Image Dimensions: 200 x 135

Date Taken:

Length: 01:44:55

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US

Transcript

Contact wmcesic@usgs.gov for transcript.