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Title: The Orphan Tsunami of 1700: Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America
Url: http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/pp1707/
Publisher: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Description: This text relates a scientific detective story through clues from both sides of the Pacific. In the year 1700, a mysterious tsunami flooded fields and washed away houses in Japan. It arrived without the warning that a nearby earthquake usually provides. Samurai, merchants, and villagers recorded the event, but nearly three centuries would pass before discoveries in North America revealed the tsunami's source, a large earthquake off the west coast of Canada and the United States.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Atlases -- By region or country -- Eastern Hemisphere. Eurasia, Africa, etc. -- Asia -- Far East -- Japan
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Dynamics of the ocean -- Waves
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Dynamics of the ocean -- Waves -- Tsunamis. Tidal waves
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Dynamics of the ocean -- Waves -- Tsunamis. Tidal waves -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Oceanography
Science -- Meteorology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- History
Key Concept: Oceanography -- Waves
Date Issued: 2005-11-22
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Natural hazards
Physical oceanography
Physical sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2011-05-16 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-09-17 12:01:37 (W3C-DTF)
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