Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Monster Seminar JAM

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Monster Seminar JAM - The Orphan Tsunami of 1700

Presentator(s):
Dr. Brian Atwater
Quaternary Research Center, University of Washington

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Abstract

Unusual seas ran ashore in Japan one winter's night in the year 1700. People wrote of the effects: flooded fields, wrecked houses, a fire, a shipwreck, evacuation, fright. Having felt no earthquake beforehand, some of the writers called the flooding a "high tide" and most resisted calling it a tsunami. None could have known that a seismic shift on a North American fault had set off a train of trans-Pacific waves.

Location:
NWFSC  Map to NWFSC
2725 Montlake Blvd. E.
Seattle,  WA  98112

Date and Time:
Thursday, December 1, 2005, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Contact Person(s):
Blake Feist
206-860-3408
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