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Tsunami study finds Southern California at risk

Tsunami study finds Southern California at risk

A large tsunami hitting California would cause major flooding in Long Beach and parts of Orange County and force 750,000 people to evacuate coastal areas in just a few hours, according to an extensive simulation published Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey. The study, released two years after a tsunami killed thousands in Japan, identified several communities that are particularly vulnerable to flooding because of their low elevation and lack of protection from waves. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Tsunami study: An article in the Sept. 5 Section A about a study that assessed tsunami risks in California contained an incorrect Web address for a map of potential inundation zones....

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