Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 55.657 W 124° 01.244
10T E 419449 N 4975416
This Tsunamis information sign is like many others on the Oregon Coast, some of which are listed on the official state website for Oregon Historical Markers, but this one is not listed.
Waymark Code: WMH6CA
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 05/29/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 6

This sign is one of a group of signs in the Historic Taft District and is located along SW 51st Street.

Marker Name: Tsunamis

Marker Text: Devastating waves called “tsunamis” can strike Oregon’s coast at any time. These giant waves are caused by great undersea earthquakes. Such earthquakes can occur along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, one of the largest active faults in North America. This fault zone lies 32 to 70 miles offshore and roughly parallels the coast.?Tsunamis are dangerous and destructive. They have struck the Oregon coast repeatedly and will again in the future. Tsunamis can follow within minutes of an earthquake. They move rapidly but quickly run out of water as they sweep inland and uphill. Flooding can occur several miles inland along rivers and streams. Remember, most tsunamis are not solitary giant waves; instead, many large waves may strike the shore over the course of several hours.

Historic Topic: Geological

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: City

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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