New Maps Show Where Tsunami Floods Would Strike Calif.



When major earthquakes strike along the Aleutian island chain in Alaska, they could trigger tsunamis sweeping down along the California coast and threatening many low-lying regions with disaster, including parts of San Francisco.

The danger has long been known, but Thursday a team of state scientists and emergency management specialists announced they have completed an updated series of 135 “inundation maps” covering shoreline areas in the state’s 30 coastal counties and every harbor and inlet that could be threatened.

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