Tsunamis

Sea waves generated by submarine earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or landslides, which are generally imperceptible in deep water but may be very destructive when striking the shoreline.
This category is also used for tidal waves.
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TSUNAMI_DEPOSITS - Tsunami Deposits at Seaside, Oregon

This data set is a point shapefile representing tsunami deposits within the Seaside, Oregon region obtained by Brooke Fiedorowicz and Curt Peterson in 1997 and Bruce Jaffe, Curt Peterson, and Robert Peters in 2004. The geospatial dataset were derived from spreadsheets provided by Bruce Jaffe.

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CTD_DATABASE - Cascadia tsunami deposit database

The Cascadia Tsunami Deposit Database contains data on the location and sedimentological properties of tsunami deposits found along the Cascadia margin. Data have been compiled from 52 studies, documenting 59 sites from northern California to Vancouver Island, British Columbia that contain known or potential tsunami deposits. Bibliographical references are provided for all sites included in the database. Cascadia tsunami deposits are usually seen as anomalous sand layers in coastal marsh or lake sediments. ...

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sand_tsu - Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Sand Island (Oahu), Hawaii

Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Sand Island (Oahu), Hawaii

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oahu_tsu - Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Oahu, Hawaii

Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Oahu, Hawaii

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molo_tsu - Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Molokai, Hawaii

Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Molokai, Hawaii

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maui_tsu - Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Maui, Hawaii

Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Maui, Hawaii

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lanai_tsu - Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Lanai, Hawaii

Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Lanai, Hawaii

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kauai_tsu - Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Kauai, Hawaii

Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Kauai, Hawaii

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hawaii_tsu - Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Hawaii, Hawaii

Tsunami Hazard Intensity Level in the coastal zone of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Near-bed velocity measurements in Monterey Bay during arrival of the 2010 Chile Tsunami

On February 27, 2010, a tsunami originating near Chile arrived in Monterey Bay, California. This data release comprises two hours of pressure and near-bed velocity data spanning the largest tsunami waves. At the time, the U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center had a remotely-controlled instrumented platform deployed adjacent to the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf (mean depth 9 m) for collecting hydrodynamic and sediment transport data. In anticipation of the arrival of the tsunami, ...

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PROBZONES - Generalized 100- and 500-year flood zones for Seaside, Oregon, determined by probabilistic tsunami hazard analysis

PROBZONES is a generalized polygon layer outlining areas in the Seaside-Gearhart, Oregon, area subject to the 100-year and 500-year flood as determined by probabilistic tsunami hazard analysis (PTHA).

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ALASKA1964_RUNUP - Alaska 1964 Tsunami Runup Heights at Seaside, Oregon (alaska1964_runup.shp)

This data set is a point shapefile representing tsunami inundation runup heights for the Alaska 1964 event based on observations and associated information obtained by Tom Horning (1997). The geospatial data was digitized from a points drawn by Tom Horning on an orthophoto taken in 1997.

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ALASKA1964_OBS - Alaska 1964 Tsunami Observations at Seaside, Oregon

This data set is a point shapefile representing observations of inundation and water levels from the Alaska 1964 event obtained by Tom Horning (1997). The geospatial dataset were derived from a spreadsheet provided by Bruce Jaffe.

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ALASKA1964_INUNDATION - Alaska 1964 Estimated Tsunami Inundation Line at Seaside, Oregon

This data set is a polyline shapefile representing the tsunami inundation line for the Alaska 1964 event based on observations and associated information obtained by Tom Horning (1997). The polyline was digitized from a line drawn by Tom Horning on an orthophoto taken in 1997.

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Observations of tsunami and runup heights in Santa Cruz Harbor and surrounding beaches from the 2022 Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai tsunami

The 14 January 2022 eruption of Tonga Hunga-Tonga Ha'apai volcano generated tsunamis that impacted the west coast of the United States on the morning of 15 January 2022. This data release presents runup heights and tsunami heights collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the California Geological Survey (CGS) during surveys at the Santa Cruz Harbor and beaches in Santa Cruz County, California, on January 19th and 20th, 2022 (USGS Field Activity 2022-607-FA). Evidence of tsunami inundation included ...

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TIDESTATIONS - Pacific Northwest Water-Level Stations and Tidal Datum Distributions

This geospatial data set depicts the locations of National Ocean Service water-level stations to determine tidal datum distributions with the Seaside, Oregon, region.

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Radiocarbon data from coastal wetlands on the Hawaiian islands of Kaua'i, O'ahu, and Hawai'i

This portion of the data release presents radiocarbon age data from 66 samples collected from Anahola Valley (Kaua'i), Kahana Valley (O'ahu), and Pololu Valley (Hawai'i). Sample ages were determined by the National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (NOSAMS) facility. The data are provided in a comma-delimited spreadsheet (.csv).

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Multichannel seismic-reflection data acquired off the coast of southern California - Part A 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000

Multichannel seismic-reflection (MCS) data were collected in the California Continental Borderland as part of southern California Earthquake Hazards Task. Five data acquisition cruises conducted over a six-year span collected MCS data from offshore Santa Barbara, California south to the Exclusive Economic Zone boundary with Mexico. The primary mission was to map late Quaternary deformation as well as identify and characterize fault zones that have potential to impact high population areas of southern ...

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F4100320002C.TIF - FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the Seaside-Gearhart, Oregon, Area: Seaside 2

FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) depicts the spatial extent of Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) and other thematic features related to flood risk assessment. FIRMs also provide a basis for establishing flood insurance coverage premium rates offered through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These maps were published as paper documents, which have been scanned into image files (TIFF) as part of FEMA's FIRM modernization process. This is one of three scanned maps for the Seaside-Gearhart ...

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F4100320001.TIF - FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the Seaside-Gearhart, Oregon, Area: Seaside 1

FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) depicts the spatial extent of Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) and other thematic features related to flood risk assessment. FIRMs also provide a basis for establishing flood insurance coverage premium rates offered through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These maps were published as paper documents, which have been scanned into image files (TIFF) as part of FEMA's FIRM modernization process. This is one of three scanned maps for the Seaside-Gearhart ...

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F4100300001D.TIF - FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the Seaside-Gearhart, Oregon, Area: Gearhart

FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) depicts the spatial extent of Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) and other thematic features related to flood risk assessment. FIRMs also provide a basis for establishing flood insurance coverage premium rates offered through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These maps were published as paper documents, which have been scanned into image files (TIFF) as part of FEMA's FIRM modernization process. This is one of three scanned maps for the Seaside-Gearhart ...

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Sediment grain-size distributions of three carbonate sand layers in Anahola Valley, Kaua'i, Hawai'i

This portion of the data release presents sediment grain-size data from samples collected from Anahola Valley, Kaua`i, Hawai`i in November, 2015 (USGS Field Activity 2015-671-FA). 63 sand and mud samples were taken from sediment cores that were collected using a ‘Russian’ corer (a hand-held, side-filling peat auger) from two site locations. Site locations were determined using a hand-held global navigation satellite system (GNSS). The grain-size distributions of samples were determined using standard ...

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