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Coastal Hazards: Tsunamis. Homework Questions. Would you live in an area at risk for tsunamis? If so, where? What level of risk from tsunamis is acceptable to you? (How would you know if the risk was assessed accurately?)

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Coastal hazards tsunamis

Coastal Hazards:Tsunamis


Homework questions

Homework Questions

  • Would you live in an area at risk for tsunamis? If so, where?

  • What level of risk from tsunamis is acceptable to you? (How would you know if the risk was assessed accurately?)

  • What should be done by people and communities in tsunami-prone areas to prepare for the hazard and prevent catastrophe?


Questions to consider

Questions to Consider

  • What factors influence the impact of tsunamis?

  • How do coastal hazards vary from place to place? Why?

  • The five fundamental concepts from Ch. 1


The coast

The Coast

  • Over 50% of the Earth’s people live within 50 miles of a coast!

  • Typically susceptible to flooding

  • Impact of flooding

    • property damage

    • loss of life

    • saltwater intrusion


Tsunami formation character

Tsunami Formation & Character


Tsunami impact

Tsunami Impact


Tsunami response

Tsunami Response

  • Identify areas at risk

  • Warning system

    • earthquake monitoring

    • tsunami detection

  • Warning signs

    • earthquake

    • trough arrival


Tsunami hazard

Tsunami Hazard


Tsunami warning

Tsunami Warning


Coastal preparation

Coastal Preparation

  • Inundation simulation

  • Coastal zoning

  • Structural adjustments

  • Insurance

  • Barriers to flooding


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