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Tsunamis and Earthquakes (Local Tsunamis in the Pacific Northwest)
On the Pacific Northwest an oceanic tectonic plate (Juan de Fuca) is being pulled and driven (subducted) beneath the North American continental plate. Earthquakes generated along that fault may produce local tsunamis. Local tsunamis are those generated by earthquakes near the coast. This site provides links to external webpages describing the physics behind a tsunami. Resources featured in the links include glossary of terms and photo galleries.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Case study
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Portal:
    • Non-profit
Subject:
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-189
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Western Coastal and Marine Geology