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Monster tsunami could devastate California: study (hypothetical 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska)
Yahoo! News ^ | 9/4/13 | AFP

Posted on 09/04/2013 5:53:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

A tsunami generated by a massive earthquake off Alaska could cause major damage to California's economy and force 750,000 people to evacuate, a report published Wednesday warned.

One third of all boats in California's marinas could be damaged or sunk, costing some $700 million in losses, while major ports would struggle to get huge cargo vessels out to sea in time to avoid being buffeted by tsunamis.

Experts from the US Geological Survey (USGS) based their damage assessment on the scenario of a 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska's Pacific Coast, which it said was "hypothetical but plausible."

"In this scenario approximately 750,000 people would need to be evacuated, with 90,000 of those being tourists and visitors," said the report, co-published by the USGS and the California Geological Survey.

The number of tourists -- who would be more at risk because they may be less prepared for what to do -- would increase to millions in the event of a tsunami in summer months, when visitors flock to California's beaches.

"The good news is that three-quarters of California's coastline is cliffs, and thus immune to the harsher and more devastating impacts tsunamis could pose," said Lucy Jones, who led the study.

She also welcomed findings that neither of California's two nuclear power plants, both near the coast, would be risk under the scenario studied.

"The bad news is that the one-quarter at risk is some of the most economically valuable property in California," she added.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; devastate; monster; tsunami; usgs
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1 posted on 09/04/2013 5:53:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t build a house, that you cannot afford to lose, near any coastline.


2 posted on 09/04/2013 5:54:53 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: NormsRevenge

California is doomed. Doomed I say.


3 posted on 09/04/2013 5:55:46 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thank you Alaska.


4 posted on 09/04/2013 5:56:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Can we get us one of them there Tsunamis to hit DC too? But it needs to wait until the G20 is over


5 posted on 09/04/2013 5:56:56 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: NormsRevenge

they are already engulfed AND underwater from the Great Southern Brown Tide


6 posted on 09/04/2013 5:57:33 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: NormsRevenge

I am more worried about monster government


7 posted on 09/04/2013 5:57:39 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: NormsRevenge
"The good news is that three-quarters of California's coastline is cliffs, and thus immune to the harsher and more devastating impacts tsunamis could pose," said Lucy Jones, who led the study.

The bad news is where there're cliffs there're no people.

8 posted on 09/04/2013 5:58:18 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m sure all the Gaia worshippers will be pleased that this is a naturally occurring event.


9 posted on 09/04/2013 5:59:32 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: NormsRevenge

10 posted on 09/04/2013 5:59:33 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

lol.. been there done that, it seems.. ya never know..

http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3680&from=rss_home

Tsunami on the Delaware River? Study of Historical Quake and Early East Coast Seismicity
(Released: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 15:00:00 EDT)


11 posted on 09/04/2013 6:01:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

9.1 would devastate the world, let alone California.


12 posted on 09/04/2013 6:02:02 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: NormsRevenge

Can we move the White House to Malibu?


13 posted on 09/04/2013 6:04:01 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m more worried about being attacked by Godzilla.


14 posted on 09/04/2013 6:06:40 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: Conspiracy Guy

It’d save a lot of AirForceOne fuel,, closer to Hawaii.

maybe Mordgan FReeman could put them up.


15 posted on 09/04/2013 6:07:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

But at least they could blame the GOP.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 6:21:49 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bring it.

I’ll ride that thing...if it’s the last thing I do...


17 posted on 09/04/2013 6:33:34 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: NormsRevenge; martin_fierro
It would be amazing to be on the Marin headlands above the Golden Gate when the wave came in. Because of the restriction, the ports of Oakland and Richmond would probably be OK unless the wave came in at high tide and even then the damage would be minimal. San Pedro and Long Beach would take a BIG hit. Imagine stacks of containers being hit by 20' of water with the empties being carried inland causing general mayhem.

Unfortunately, Santa Cruz is somewhat protected from such an event. Crescent City, Eureka, Half Moon Bay, Seaside, Marina, Morro Bay, Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey, Huntington / Newport Beach, and and bunches of beach towns north of San Diego and Mission Bay would get creamed.

18 posted on 09/04/2013 6:33:58 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: NormsRevenge

SHARKNAMI!


19 posted on 09/04/2013 6:35:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge

Yep, and a super volcano coming directly from the earth’s core could erupt beneath the white house in DC, totally destroying our government and wiping out the city. I mean, if we are going to dream up fairy tales make it good.


20 posted on 09/04/2013 6:35:53 PM PDT by calex59
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To: svcw
9.1 would devastate the world, let alone California.

Not likely. The 9.2 Anchorage quake in 1964 did send a tsunami to California but it didn't destroy CA or the world. Neither did the biggest recorded quake in history, the 9.5 Valdivia, Chile event.

21 posted on 09/04/2013 6:41:08 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: NormsRevenge

I might be in deep dodo.

Less than one mile from the ocean, about 10 ft. above sea level, if that.


22 posted on 09/04/2013 6:46:28 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: SIDENET
Believe it or not, a new remake is coming out next year. It's supposed to pay tribute to the Godzilla films of the 50s.

Hopefully, it'll be better than the 1998 version, which truly sucked behind.

23 posted on 09/04/2013 6:47:49 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: NormsRevenge

And the folks living on Malibu Beach have $10 million front row seats for the big show.

If you survive, you can always raise lobsters on your former beach front property.


24 posted on 09/04/2013 6:48:58 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, Mount Rainer, Mount Hood and the Three Sisters could do a Crater Lake forming explosion and wipe out Seattle, Portland and Bend. We better prepare for it as well. Move everyone out of the Pacific Northwest just to be sure.


25 posted on 09/04/2013 6:56:35 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: NormsRevenge
Monster tsunami could devastate California: study (hypothetical 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska)

Then blame it on GLOBAL WARMING.

26 posted on 09/04/2013 6:58:44 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Bernard Marx

The California coast has a higher population and massive amounts of tech......the devastation would be greater than a third world or isolated state.
The ripple would be felt world wide.


27 posted on 09/04/2013 7:00:05 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: NormsRevenge

And an asteroid 2 miles in diameter striking Kansas would waste the entire country affecting the entire planet!

lol....


28 posted on 09/04/2013 7:03:40 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: svcw

LOL!


29 posted on 09/04/2013 7:04:22 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Carry_Okie

Santa Barbara, like Santa Cruz, faces south.

If the wave came from the northwest, SB might skate by with no damage at all.


30 posted on 09/04/2013 7:08:48 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: NormsRevenge

Let’s move the White Hut to Fukushima.


31 posted on 09/04/2013 7:10:35 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

My feelings exactly. Sounds like somebody is short on funding again.


32 posted on 09/04/2013 7:11:25 PM PDT by Dawggie
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To: svcw

” massive amounts of tech....”

How would a tsunami affect the tech industry in the San Jose area and Silicon Valley?


33 posted on 09/04/2013 7:12:04 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: Jonty30
Don’t build a house, that you cannot afford to lose,

Earthquake, tornado, hail and fire can all happen without being near a coastline.

That is why people have home owners insurance.

34 posted on 09/04/2013 7:12:54 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Flooding off Alviso from the bay, into Mountain View, Sunnyvale and San Jose


35 posted on 09/04/2013 7:16:27 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Then there is also the tech in San Diego and Goleta.


36 posted on 09/04/2013 7:17:09 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: zeestephen

The wave would wrap in across Goleta Point and Rincon and make an amazing right-hander for anyone with the cojones enough to paddle out and try to surf it.


37 posted on 09/04/2013 7:17:41 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: JimSEA
Even a small explosive eruption on Mount Rainier could cause huge damage.

It would instantly melt billions of tons of snow and send a mud tsunami (”lahar”) straight down the river valley toward Tacoma.

38 posted on 09/04/2013 7:18:20 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Excellent. Goreball warming alarmists no doubt.


39 posted on 09/04/2013 7:18:48 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: DoughtyOne

The good news is that I’m 30 miles inland at 600 ft. altitude in a relatively conservative area. Let her rip!


40 posted on 09/04/2013 7:29:47 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: zeestephen

Yes, and one day it will happen. We can do some planning but permanently evacuating Tacoma isn’t going to happen. Human life is short and geological time is long. The odds are that Rainier will give adequate warning. But, maybe not. Life is a risk.


41 posted on 09/04/2013 7:31:18 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: DAC21

Ah yes... otherwise possibly soon to be referred to as ocean front property.


42 posted on 09/04/2013 7:31:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: DAC21

The Hearst Castle is way up there above the fog-very smart.


43 posted on 09/04/2013 7:32:09 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: zeestephen

Mt. Rainier is ranked as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. And it doesn’t even need to have an explosive event. (I’m not even sure Rainier is possible to have an explosive event.)

It does have a lot of hot water inside, and a very unstable rock. A small earthquake, landslide, etc. could cause a release of that hot water, instantly melting the snow and ice, mixing with the mud and the lahar.

I have done work where new subdivisions are going in west of Mount Rainier. All of the old trees from the last lahar make putting in sewer lines difficult. I wonder how many folks that buy those homes know they are sitting on 30 feet of old mud and trees deposited just 500 years ago (which reached Tacoma and the Puget Sound)?


44 posted on 09/04/2013 7:32:23 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: bmwcyle

I got a feeling that Sharknado II will feature a tsunami.


45 posted on 09/04/2013 7:33:22 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is this a government-funded report to prepare for environmental/ecological disasters?


46 posted on 09/04/2013 7:33:56 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: NormsRevenge

Let’s see...the 9 coastal counties of California make it a liberal state.

Let us pray.


47 posted on 09/04/2013 7:39:06 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Delta Dawn

Sharknami


48 posted on 09/04/2013 7:41:03 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: zeestephen
If the wave came from the northwest, SB might skate by with no damage at all.

Which is why I didn't mention it. Yet Crescent City faces southwest and it got hit hard in 1964.

Diffraction is an amazing thing.

49 posted on 09/04/2013 7:54:44 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: svcw
Flooding off Alviso from the bay, into Mountain View, Sunnyvale and San Jose

I have my doubts there. The Golden Gate is so narrow and long that most of the energy would reflect off the initial pile of water at the Potato Patch shoal (where during the rush just after low tide there can be the most creepy evil looking water you've ever seen (about 1:00 into the video)). I wouldn't want to be there in a boat, as the initial recession would have one slamming on the bottom between breaking waves before the tsunami came in. Totally nasty water there.

50 posted on 09/04/2013 8:07:07 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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