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Tsunami Preparedness in California (videos)

April 24, 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.

These videos about tsunami preparedness in California distinguish between a local tsunami and a distant event and focus on the specific needs of each region. They offer 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.

These videos were produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).

Publication Year 2010
Title Tsunami Preparedness in California (videos)
DOI 10.3133/gip91
Authors Kurt Loeffler, Justine Gesell
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Series Number 91
Index ID gip91
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earthquake Science Center