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Huge Alaska quake could unleash strong California tsunami, study says
Huge Alaska quake could unleash strong California tsunami, study says

Monday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake turned out to be too deep to cause a tsunami on the West Coast of the United States. But seismic experts have long warned that a massive quake in Alaska could cause damaging wave activity along the California coast. The U.S. Geological Survey released a study last year detailing such a scenario. The study was modeled on a 9.1 magnitude quake in Alaska, bigger and shallower than the one Monday. The report said such a quake could cause a tsunami that would damage California harbors and cause mass evacuations. "In California marinas, one third of the boats could be damaged or sunk and two thirds of the docks damaged or destroyed, resulting in at least...

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