Skip to comments.Monster tsunami could devastate California: study (hypothetical 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska)
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.
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Don’t build a house, that you cannot afford to lose, near any coastline.
California is doomed. Doomed I say.
Thank you Alaska.
Can we get us one of them there Tsunamis to hit DC too? But it needs to wait until the G20 is over
they are already engulfed AND underwater from the Great Southern Brown Tide
I am more worried about monster government
The bad news is where there're cliffs there're no people.
I’m sure all the Gaia worshippers will be pleased that this is a naturally occurring event.
lol.. been there done that, it seems.. ya never know..
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9.1 would devastate the world, let alone California.
Can we move the White House to Malibu?
I’m more worried about being attacked by Godzilla.
It’d save a lot of AirForceOne fuel,, closer to Hawaii.
maybe Mordgan FReeman could put them up.
But at least they could blame the GOP.
I’ll ride that thing...if it’s the last thing I do...
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.
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.