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Tsunami Risk Higher in Los Angeles, Other Major Cities

October 10, 2010

map of Tsunami areas Geologists studying the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake say the risk of destructive tsunamis is higher than expected in places such as Kingston, Istanbul and Los Angeles. This latest research suggests even a moderate earthquake on a strike-slip fault can generate tsunamis through submarine landslides, raising the overall tsunami risk in these places. Full Story

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