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The tsunami of the Alaska earthquake, 1964: Engineering evaluation [Book Review]

Housner, George W. (1969) The tsunami of the Alaska earthquake, 1964: Engineering evaluation [Book Review]. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 59 (4). p. 1739. ISSN 0037-1106.

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This recently issued report describes the generation, propagation and dispersion of the main tsunami, and its run-up along the North American coast. The major part of the report is devoted to the effects of the main tsunami and of the local seismic sea waves in Alaska and on the North American seaboard. A report is given of tsunami action at communities on Kodiak Island and on neighboring islands, in Cook Inlet, in Resurrection Bay, at Seward, Valdez, Whittier, Cordova, and along the Canadian Pacific coast, the Washington-Oregon coast, and the California coast. Conclusions and recommendations are given regarding tsunami action and protective measures. This report makes clear the extent of the damage wrought by the 1964 earthquake through tsunami action and it will be of particular interest to those concerned with protection from earthquakes. Limited free distribution of this publication is made by the U. S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Center, 5201, Little Falls Road, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20016.

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Additional Information:© 1969 Seismological Society of America. Book review of: The Tsunami of the Alaska Earthquake, 1964: Engineering Evaluation, by Basil W. Wilson and Alf Torum. Technical Memorandum No. 25, Coastal Engineering Research Center, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, May 1968, XXI + 444 p.
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