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Accession Number PB2013-105335
Title Community Exposure to Tsunami Hazards in California.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 58p
Personal Author J. Peters J. Ratliff N. J. Wood
Abstract Evidence of past events and modeling of potential events suggest that tsunamis are significant threats to low-lying communities on the California coast. To reduce potential impacts of future tsunamis, officials need to understand how communities are vulnerable to tsunamis and where targeted outreach, preparedness, and mitigation efforts may be warranted. Although a maximum tsunami-inundation zone based on multiple sources has been developed for the California coast, the populations and businesses in this zone have not been documented in a comprehensive way. To support tsunami preparedness and risk-reduction planning in California, this study documents the variations among coastal communities in the amounts, types, and percentages of developed land, human populations, and businesses in the maximum tsunami-inundation zone.
Keywords California
Communities
Emergency preparedness
Exposure
Hazards
Residents
Risk reduction
Threats
Tsunamis

 
Source Agency US Geological Survey
NTIS Subject Category 47B - Dynamic Oceanography
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
47E - Marine Geophysics & Geology
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
Corporate Author Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Scientific investigations rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1312
Contract Number N/A

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