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U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 96

In cooperation with Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI)

Tsunami Preparedness in Oregon (video)

Filmed and edited by Kurt Loeffler and Justine Gesell

Summary

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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.

This video about tsunami preparedness in Oregon distinguishes between a local tsunami and a distant event and focus on the specific needs of this region. It offers 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.

This video was produced by the US Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).

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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 Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 96 (video).



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