Could underwater sound waves be the key to early tsunami warnings?

Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care


Mathematicians have devised a way of calculating the size of a tsunami and its destructive force well in advance of it making landfall by measuring fast-moving underwater sound waves, opening up the possibility of a real-time early warning system…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (01-24-2018)

Preparing for Tsunami Hazards on Washington’s Pacific Coast; USGS (03-20-2017)
Conventional wisdom about tsunamis says that if you feel an earthquake’s shaking, move to high ground immediately. But what if the area has no natural high ground? Many coastal communities in the Northwest are built on low-lying coastal spits of sand…

Rising Above the Risk: America’s First Tsunami Refuge, Science Daily (10-21-2014)
Washington’s coast is so close to the seismically active Cascadia Subduction Zone that if a megathrust earthquake were to occur, a tsunami would hit the Washington shoreline in just 25 minutes. One coastal community is preparing for such a disaster by starting construction on the nation’s first tsunami evacuation refuge…

More People Could Survive Tsunami If They Walk Faster;

NASA Study Challenges Long-held Tsunami Formation Theory; NASA / JPL (04-26-2017)