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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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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 response
Tsunami Response

  • Identify areas at risk

  • Warning system

    • earthquake monitoring

    • tsunami detection

  • Warning signs

    • earthquake

    • trough arrival




Coastal preparation
Coastal Preparation

  • Inundation simulation

  • Coastal zoning

  • Structural adjustments

  • Insurance

  • Barriers to flooding


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