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U.S. States and Territories National Tsunami Hazard Assessment: Historical Record and Sources for Waves   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This report is intended to be an overview of the hazard down to the State level, not a detailed description of the tsunami hazard at a particular locality." The goal of this document is to "provide a national qualitative assessment of the United States tsunami hazard at a regional level by examining the record of historical tsunamis and earthquakes, the predominant cause of tsunamis, at the State and territory level." This report is "focused on the qualitative, relative ranking of American coastlines to tsunami hazards, it is instructive to examine how detailed science and emergency management practices can greatly improve the country's ability to prepare for future tsunamis. [...] This document will be updated periodically as new research improves our ability to assess the U.S. tsunami hazard."

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2008-08
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