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Dr. Brian Atwater: The Orphan Tsunami of 1700

A puzzling tsunami entered Japanese history in January, 1700. Samurai, merchants and villagers wrote of flooding and damage, and many said no earthquake had been felt. They had no way of knowing it was spawned by an earthquake along the coast of northwestern North America.
A fascinating series of discoveries in the 1990sunderpin many of today’s precautions of earthquakes and tsunamis in the Cascadia zone.
Dr. Brian Atwater will share his research on this ancient tsunami and what it means for people in the Northwest, especially the Oregon Coast.


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North County Recreation District
36155 9th St
Nehalem, OR 97131 United States

(855) 444-6273

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