Impact of Tsunami on the Columbia River

Mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon. Photo source: ©© Alex Derr


Engineers at Oregon State University have completed one of the most precise evaluations yet done about the impact of a major tsunami event on the Columbia River, what forces are most important in controlling water flow and what areas might be inundated…

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The Orphan Tsunami: Massive 1700 Earthquake and Tsunami, USGS (05-15-2013)

Japan Tsunami Holds Lessons for Pacific Northwest, Our Amazing Planet (03-29-2012)
The threat posed to coastal areas in the Pacific Northwest by massive tsunami flooding gained renewed attention after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and consecutive devastating tsunami that rapidly inundated coastal areas in Japan on March 11, 2011. Scientists say that a similar tsunami hit the Pacific Northwest coast in 1700, and it may happen again…