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USGS Releases a New Mapping Tool to Assist Tsunami Shelter Development

It may happen just once in your lifetime: a large tsunami is coming, big enough to make you run for your life. Where do you go? USGS has released a new tool to help planners plot out shelters in West Coast communities and other tsunami-hazard zones.

Learn more from geologist Andrew Alden at KQED Science.

GPS networks could cut the time needed for accurate alerts by a factor of 10.


Rare ‘merging tusnami’ contributed to Japan destruction
The double wave tsunami was a ‘one-in-10-million’ occurrence, with undersea ridges and mountains deflecting the initial wave and creating two fronts.