March 11, 2011 Tsunami - Brookings, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 42° 03.075 W 124° 16.102
10T E 395040 N 4656244
A historical marker located in Brookings-Harbor.
Waymark Code: WMZV47
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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The marker reads:

On March 10, 2011 at 9:54pm (Pacific Standard Time), a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan creating a major tsunami event for the entire Pacific Ocean, including the West Coast of North America. Approximately nine hours later at 7am on March 11th the first of many tsunami surges struck the Port of Brookings-Harbor causing massive damage to boats and the harbor's infrastructure, the dangerous surges continued for over 24 hours. Six boats were sunk and over 7 million dollars of damage resulted. This tsunami event caused the greatest destruction ever recorded to the Port of Brookings-Harbor.

The marker was sponsored by the Ford Institute Leadership Class Project.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Other

Marker Type: City

Region: Coast

County: Curry

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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