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The orphan tsunami of 1700 : Japanese clues to a parent earthquake in North America

Author: Brian F Atwater; Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publisher: Reston, Va. : U.S. Geological Survey ; Seattle : in association with University of Washington Press, 2005.
Series: U.S. Geological Survey professional paper, 1707.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the traces of a devastating tsunami in Japan during the winter of 1700, scientists discover how it was recorded in Japanese history and then backtrack it to its origins via geological evidence in North America. Their work shows how tsunami research has evolved over three centuries and how this event impacts current warning systems.
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Additional Physical Format: Orphan tsunami of 1700 = Minashigo Genroku tsunami
vii, 133 p.
(DLC) 2005050401
(OCoLC)60453634
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian F Atwater; Geological Survey (U.S.)
ISBN: 9780295802374 0295802375
OCLC Number: 244575998
Language Note: Captions and table of contents also in Japanese.
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed Aug. 28, 2008).
Parallel title and statement of responsibility also in Japanese characters.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 133 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Unearthed earthquakes --
2. The orphan tsunami --
Kuwagasaki --
Tsugaruishi --
Otsuchi --
Nakaminato --
Miho --
Tanabe --
3. The orphan's parent.
Series Title: U.S. Geological Survey professional paper, 1707.
Other Titles: Minashigo Genroku tsunami :
Responsibility: Brian F. Atwater [and others] = [Minashigo Genroku tsunami : oya-jishin wa Hokubei nishi kaigan ni ita / Buraian F. Atowōtā and others].
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Traces an earthquake off the Northwest coast that spawned a massive tsunami that reached Japan in 1700. This work tells of a catastrophe, a century before Lewis and Clark's expedition that guides  Read more...

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