Skip to comments.Tsunami study finds Southern California at risk
Posted on 09/06/2013 11:18:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The biggest challenge would be evacuating everyone before the tsunami hits. Some areas, like Balboa Island in Newport Beach, have only narrow roads for escape routes.
During summer beach season, evacuation could be significantly more difficult. More than 250,000 people at beaches and coastal parks would have to evacuate in the spring. And that number jumps to 1 million in the summer.
"Your life depends on how you respond," Jones said. "People die in tsunamis. They're very, very deadly, but we do have time. We have a few hours."
Unlike earthquakes, which millions of Californians can recall vividly, tsunamis are rare enough that few coastal residents have experienced them, making it difficult for local officials to know how seriously people might take evacuation warnings.
The study's simulation involves a temblor that hits Alaska just before noon on March 27, 2014, which would be the 50th anniversary of the tsunami caused by a 9.2 earthquake in Alaska in 1964.
A tsunami as powerful as that created in the simulation is estimated to occur once every several hundred years.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
In a further study costing $billions of taxpayer dollars the government has determined that the pope is catholic and bears do $h!t in the woods.
They just now figuring out that the Pacific Ocean has tsunamis that go in all directions?
As if the threat from a Sharknado wasn’t bad enough.
Even if you projected the target of just a eighty-mile stretch...giving everyone within five miles of the beach a three-hour warning...I’d still bet on half the folks refusing to leave. Figure thirty thousand dead or missing.
The environmental crowd would be much better off in tackling this subject and actually progressing on a coastal warning system, with education for folks.
Yeah, that’s the one.
For more info than you ever wanted to know about it:
The Orphan Tsunami of 1700
Thanks for this post. Our LEGO robotics team needs to learn more about local natural disasters for this year’s competition. This is an article the kids could read.
or so said Albert Hammond...
Just saved it for later reading. Thanks!
NOT going to happen. Obama promised the oceans would recede if he became King.
Ride, Ride, Ride, The Wild Surf!
Appatently God DOES have a plan to wash away the liberals in CA!
Can I get some $$$ to see if Kansas is at risk?
Another crisis being hyped by those who want to control everything. We need to spend trillions to prevent 9 magnitude earthquakes and build giant barriers in the sea to stop tsunami’s from every conceivable direction hitting the California coast, especially from the east.
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