"This report describes the project of the NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] Center for Tsunami Mapping Efforts (TIME) to model and map potential tsunami inundation along the Puget Sound shores of Seattle, Washington (Fig. 1). The source of the scenario tsunami is a major (magnitude 7.3) earthquake of the Seattle Fault. The goal of this work is to provide data for creating tsunami inundation maps for these areas. The maps are prepared as part of the National Hazard Mitigation Program to aid local governments in designing evacuation plans for areas at risk from potentially dangerous tsunamis. The details of the tsunami generation are extremely important, since the tsunami inundation area is in close proximity to the tsunami source. Hence the latest scientific evidence about the Seattle Fault structure and seismicity is employed to design a tsunami source scenario for this study. We apply a high-resolution tsunami inundation model to estimate details of the runup on land near the Seattle shoreline."
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