Residents of Samoa, California, walk toward the designated safe area in a tsunami drill. A new study shows that about 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Northwest Coast if they just walk a little faster to reach higher ground and safety. The study published in April 2015 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at risks in 73 communities along 700 miles of coastline in Oregon, Washington and Northern California when the Cascadia Subduction Zone breaks loose with its next major earthquake and tsunami.
Residents of Samoa, California, walk toward the designated safe area in a tsunami drill. A new study shows that about 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Northwest Coast if they just walk a little faster to reach higher ground and safety. The study published in April 2015 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at risks in 73 communities along 700 miles of coastline in Oregon, Washington and Northern California when the Cascadia Subduction Zone breaks loose with its next major earthquake and tsunami. Mark McKenna AP file, 2007
Residents of Samoa, California, walk toward the designated safe area in a tsunami drill. A new study shows that about 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Northwest Coast if they just walk a little faster to reach higher ground and safety. The study published in April 2015 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at risks in 73 communities along 700 miles of coastline in Oregon, Washington and Northern California when the Cascadia Subduction Zone breaks loose with its next major earthquake and tsunami. Mark McKenna AP file, 2007

Living in the Ring of Fire

August 23, 2015 3:02 AM