USGS Lecture - Is "THE IMPOSSIBLE" Possible in the Pacific Northwest?

Is "THE IMPOSSIBLE" Possible in the Pacific Northwest?  

-- Coastal Community Tsunami Hazards and Risk 

by Nathan Wood, Geographer

  • The movie "The Impossible", currently showing in theaters, portrays the destruction of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami
  • Recent tsunami disasters in the Pacific Ocean testify to their destructive power -- are similar events likely in the Pacific Northwest?
  • Geographic research is helping to understand the risk, assisting planners with developing effective emergency response plans
  • Which coastal communities are at greatest risk, and what can be now to prepare for future Cascadia tsunamis?
Watch Live at 7pm PST
USGS, Conference Room A, Bldg 3,
Menlo Park, California
Event Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 19:00 to 20:00