New Report: EERI Preliminary Notes on Tsunami Damage and Response

January 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Emergency Response, Other Geotechnical Impacts

This report summarizes the damage and impacts to New Zealand and the United States by the tsunami generated by the M7.8 Kaikoura, New Zealand, earthquake. It includes lessons learned about tsunami science and engineering, tsunami warning notification, and tsunami response.

Download the EERI Preliminary Notes on Tsunami Damage and Response: Tsunami Generated by M7.8 Kaikoura, New Zealand, Earthquake on November 14, 2016 (pdf)

This report is a product of EERI’s Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) program, prepared by Rick Wilson (M. EERI, 2010), Senior Engineering Geologist with the California Geological Survey, and Laurie Johnson (M. EERI, 1990), Laurie Johnson Consulting/Research. Although an LFE field team was not deployed to investigate tsunami impacts, the report relies of the professional experience of the authors, and provides information compiled from numerous references, input from colleagues, and primary data collected during and after the event. Laurie Johnson was a member of the Geotechnical Extreme Event Reconnaissance team supported by the National Science Foundation to investigate geotechnical effects of the earthquake.

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