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Tsunami study finds Southern California at risk
L.A.Times ^ | September 4, 2013, 6:21 p.m. | Rong-Gong Lin II, Tony Barboza and Hector Becerra

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 ...


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1 posted on 09/06/2013 11:18:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

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.


2 posted on 09/06/2013 11:20:37 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: BenLurkin
Well, doh! I saw a Discovery/National geographic show not too long ago that discussed evidence of a massive West Coast tsunami that struck sometime in the 18th century, with even more before that.

They just now figuring out that the Pacific Ocean has tsunamis that go in all directions?

3 posted on 09/06/2013 11:21:50 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: BenLurkin

As if the threat from a Sharknado wasn’t bad enough.


4 posted on 09/06/2013 11:23:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Timber Rattler

5 posted on 09/06/2013 11:24:36 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


6 posted on 09/06/2013 11:25:59 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: thackney

Yeah, that’s the one.


7 posted on 09/06/2013 11:29:02 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

For more info than you ever wanted to know about it:

The Orphan Tsunami of 1700
http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/pp1707/pp1707.pdf


8 posted on 09/06/2013 11:33:08 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


9 posted on 09/06/2013 11:36:15 AM PDT by married21
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To: BenLurkin
Seems it never rains in Southern California

or so said Albert Hammond...

10 posted on 09/06/2013 11:36:42 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: BenLurkin

Surf’s UP!


11 posted on 09/06/2013 11:45:20 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: thackney

Just saved it for later reading. Thanks!


12 posted on 09/06/2013 11:56:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: BenLurkin

NOT going to happen. Obama promised the oceans would recede if he became King.


13 posted on 09/06/2013 12:14:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BenLurkin

Ride, Ride, Ride, The Wild Surf!


14 posted on 09/06/2013 12:15:26 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: Paladin2
You paddle out, turn around and raise.
That's all there is to the coastline craze.
And when you catch a wave,
You'll be sitting on top of the world.
15 posted on 09/06/2013 12:17:03 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: The KG9 Kid; Paladin2
Thanks. And I had forgotten about that movie...

16 posted on 09/06/2013 12:29:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dfwgator
Rules...

17 posted on 09/06/2013 12:38:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Appatently God DOES have a plan to wash away the liberals in CA!


18 posted on 09/06/2013 12:48:12 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: BenLurkin

Can I get some $$$ to see if Kansas is at risk?


19 posted on 09/06/2013 1:04:56 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: bgill
Could be...

20 posted on 09/06/2013 2:51:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


21 posted on 09/06/2013 4:39:07 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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