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New research shows tsunami poses ‘rare but real’ threat to Anchorage

Posted on AllSides August 16th, 2023
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Upending previous understanding of Anchorage’s tsunami vulnerability, researchers said Wednesday that a “rare but real risk” exists that a confluence of conditions could lead an earthquake-produced tsunami to inundate parts of coastal Anchorage, including the Port of Alaska and much of Ship Creek. The findings, presented by researchers from the Alaska Earthquake Center and the state Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, are the result of a first-time effort to model earthquake scenarios’ potential tsunami impact on Anchorage. “A rare combination of earthquake magnitude, location, and timing must be satisfied...

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