Thursday, June 6, 2013

PACIFICA: Scientists find way to improve effectiveness of tsunami warning system

Posted by Steve Sinai


Kathy Meeh said...

New technology to detect tsunami's faster, 20 minute warning. Sounds like the city needs to get busy and apply for a new federal or state grant, Steve. Or the city could wait, and potentially a few thousand Linda Martians and visitors could be wiped-out.

Meantime, if 3-4 minutes is the current tsunami warning, the sign you posted or advisement from Mr. Anderson (Pacifican interviewed) may have the key: hear the sound, immediately head for the hills. That is if you're not lost while shopping at Linda Mar, uh oh.

Anonymous said...

Gonna be an environmental bio hazard if a tsunami hits that sewer overflow pond.

Steve Sinai said...

My geology professor said the San Mateo Coast isn't as threatened by tsunamis as areas to the north and south because the San Andreas fault moves from side to side, rather than up and down. It's the latter that cause the big tidal waves like we've had in Japan and Southeast Asia.

Take it for what it's worth.

Anonymous said...

Pacifica had damage in the 1950's from a tsuami.

South facing beaches and harbors tend to get more damage.

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing a picture of a medium size fishing boat that was deposited on Hwy 1 at Princeton following a tsunami in (?)1946. So how remote the chances might appear, it could happen.