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Coastal Tsunami


Geologists are now convinced large undersea earthquakes and the giant tsunami waves they cause have battered the Oregon coast again and again. Scientists are studying soil samples and turning to computer modeling to find out which communities are most at risk if it happens again.

First Broadcast: 1997
Producer: Jim Newman

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Coastal Tsunami; Squirrels; Rowing

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #804