Central Rocks

Show 5: Brian Atwater "Tsunami Research"

USGS Geologist Brian Atwater visits Ellensburg to discuss tsunami research in the world - including his contribution to tsunami awareness in the Pacific Northwest. Brain touts his new book 'The Orphan Tsunami of 1700", which illustrates the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami which struck the Northwest on January 26, 1700 at 9:00pm. Parallels between that terrible night and the 2004 Sumatra tsunami are included. Taped on March 3, 2006.