In time for World Tsunami Day, new maps show San Juan tsunami inundation Hazards

Just in time for World Tsunami Day, DNR has published new maps showing how a Cascadia tsunami would likely inundate the San Juan Islands.
The map is the 13th in a series from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Division of Geology and Earth Resources to show potential damages from a Cascadia quake.
Check ’em out.

WASHINGTON STATE GEOLOGY NEWS

Tsunami Hazard Maps of the San Juan Islands, WA
—Model Results from a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Scenario

Tger_portal_hazards_tile_240.pnghis new publication is part of a collaborative effort to show areas at risk of inundation by tsunamis that are generated from large earthquakes. See other reports and maps on our Tsunami Inundation webpage.

For more on tsunamis check out our Geology Portal. There you can see modeled inundation for many coastal communities. The data behind the new modeling in the San Juan Islands will be added to the portal soon.

Suggested citation:

Walsh, T. J.; Gica, Edison; Arcas, Diego; Titov, V. V.; Eungard, D. W., 2016, Tsunami hazard maps of the San Juan Islands, Washington—Model results from a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Scenario: Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Map Series 2016-01, 4 sheets, scale 1:24,000 and 1:48,000, 9 p. text.

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/publications/ger_ms2016-01_tsunami_hazard_san_juan_islands.zip

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