Is Tsunami Threat to U.S. West Coast Bigger Than Predicted?

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 21, 2005   View Article

A major earthquake off the U.S. West Coast could produce tsunami waves that send water surging up the coast to much greater heights than previously anticipated, according to scientists.

The finding stems from information gathered during a research expedition to the seafloor near the epicenter of the earthquake that caused the December 26, 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami.

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