Remember the huge tsunami that hit southeastern Asia in late 2004? An excellent article in “Backwoods Home Magazine” discusses the possibilities for a tsunami that could affect the U.S. West Coast.
And one could even hit the East Coast under the right conditions.
The piece is written conversationally and explains complex concepts and terms in a simple way.
If nothing else, check it out for the salad recipe.
Here’s an excerpt of the article with a link to read the whole thing.
Subduction Zone Tsunami
By John Silveira
“Let’s say the quake happens,” Dave began. “If the highest wave we can expect to see from one generated out here on the Cascadia Subduction Zone is a 100-footer, is anyone above 100 feet elevation safe? I mean, does John just have to figure out where there’s a point near his house that’s 100 feet above sea level and go there if there’s a quake?”
“No. That may not be enough. There are other factors that figure in. For example, the topography of the land below the waterline can change a wave’s height. Underwater canyons can channel the wave—it’s called ‘focusing’—and a wave that should be just 30 feet high may get focused and come ashore as a 60- or 100-foot wave. And, of course, that means that other spots on the shore would necessarily receive smaller waves.
Read the whole article here:
Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
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