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Tsunami Preparedness Along the U.S. West Coast (video)

April 14, 2010

Tsunamis are a constant threat to the coasts of our world. Although tsunamis are infrequent along the West coast of the United States, it is possible and necessary to prepare for potential tsunami hazards to minimize loss of life and property. Community awareness programs are important, as they strive to create an informed society by providing education and training.

This video about tsunami preparedness along the West coast distinguishes between a local tsunami and a distant event and focuses on the specific needs of each region. It offers guidelines for correct tsunami response and community preparedness from local emergency managers, first-responders, and leading experts on tsunami hazards and warnings, who have been working on ways of making the tsunami affected regions safer for the people and communities on a long-term basis. This video was produced by the US Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA), Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI), Washington Emergency Management Division (EMD), Marin Office of Emergency Services, and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).

Publication Year 2010
Title Tsunami Preparedness Along the U.S. West Coast (video)
DOI 10.3133/gip105
Authors Kurt Loeffler, Justine Gesell
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Series Number 105
Index ID gip105
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earthquake Science Center