Even though the west coast of North America is a beautiful, pristine, quiet, and relaxing environment, it has also been subject to powerful earthquakes triggering devastating tsunamis. How do we actually know about these? What are their traces? Where lies our traditional and modern knowledge of these past events? When will they occur again? And what do we actually need to know and do about them? How can we best prepare ourselves? This lecture will provide some answers, through the history of research and modern understanding of our tectonic settings, and the latest recommendations to survive the next big one.
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