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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: alaska; california; cascadia; catastrophism; devastate; earthquake; godsgravesglyphs; hawaii; monster; oregon; pacific; pugetsound; tsunami; usgs; washington
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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