ABSTRACT

Tsunami Mitigation Efforts on California's North Coast   [open pdf - 833KB]

"The 1992 Cape Mendocino earthquake raised concerns about tsunamis along the Cascadia margin. In the 9 years since the 1992 earthquake) a sustained tsunami mitigation program has been established in north coast California including: 1. California Division of Mines and Geology earthquake planning scenario for a larger Cascadia earthquake and local tsunami. 2. Redwood Coast Tsunami Working Group, an organization of emergency managers, agencies, and businesses from Humboldt) Mendocino, and Del Norte Counties that promotes and coordinates regional mitigation projects. 3. Publications: 3 editions (225,000 copies) Living on Shaky Ground: How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis on California's North Coast, and other publications. 4. T he Earthquake Education Through Theatre Arts Project producing public service announcements and drama productions with tsunami and earthquake safety themes in K- 12 public schools. 5. Tsunami curriculum materials and workshops for K- 12 teachers, 6. Emergency response planning and exercises t ha t include a near-source tsunami. Five assessment surveys conducted between 1993 and 2001 demonstrate the effectiveness of regional mitigation efforts."

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2001-08-07
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Public Domain
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Historical Archive Site for The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program: http://nthmp-history.pmel.noaa.gov/
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ITS 2001 Proceedings, NTHMP Review Session, Paper R-14
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