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POSSIBLE TSUNAMI ALONG THE NORTHWESTERN COAST OF THE UNITED STATES INFERRED FROM INDIAN TRADITIONS.

January 1, 1985

There is no direct geologic or historical evidence presently available to confirm that great shallow subduction earthquakes have occurred along the coast of Washington, Oregon, and northern California. However, there are reports describing Indian legends of great sea-level disturbances that may be related to large nearby earthquakes. In this letter, we briefly review the history of exploration and settlement of this region by nonnative people and then discuss legends from Indians in northern Washington and northern California. Refs.

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Publication Year 1985
Title POSSIBLE TSUNAMI ALONG THE NORTHWESTERN COAST OF THE UNITED STATES INFERRED FROM INDIAN TRADITIONS.
DOI
Authors Thomas H. Heaton, Parke D. Snavely
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
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Index ID 70013133
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization