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U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 91

In cooperation with California Emergency Management Agency and Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Tsunami Preparedness in California (videos)

Filmed and edited by Kurt Loeffler and Justine Gesell

Summary

Photo looking down the California Incline in Santa Monica at the Jonathan Club

Tsunamis are a constant threat to the coasts of our world. Although tsunamis are infrequent along the West coast of the United States, it is possible and necessary to prepare for potential tsunami hazards to minimize loss of life and property. Community awareness programs are important, as they strive to create an informed society by providing education and training.

These videos about tsunami preparedness in California distinguish between a local tsunami and a distant event and focus on the specific needs of each region. They offer guidelines for correct tsunami response and community preparedness from local emergency managers, first-responders, and leading experts on tsunami hazards and warnings, who have been working on ways of making the tsunami affected regions safer for the people and communities on a long-term basis.

These videos were produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).

GIP 91-A, Northern California

photo of coastline Video for Northern California

GIP 91-B, Central California and the San Francisco Bay Area

photo of coastline Video for Central California

GIP 91-C, Southern California

photo of coastline Video for Southern California

  • This report is available only on the Web.

For additional information:
Contact Information, Earthquake Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road, MS 977
Menlo Park, California 94025
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/

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Suggested citation:

Loeffler, Kurt, and Gesell, Justine, editors/cinematographers, 2010, Tsunami Preparedness in California: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 91 (videos).



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