Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tsunami Risk for U.S. West Coast Higher Than Expected

The risk of a massive tsunami striking the U.S. West Coast may be greater than previously thought, according to recent analysis.

In 1964, a magnitude 9.2 earthquake off the coast of Alaska generated a tsunami that killed 130 people and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Now, geologists say an even bigger tsunami could someday be in store for the West Coast. READ MORE

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