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Historic U.S. Tsunami Events

1700 Cascadia earthquake, Western United States

Run time: 19 seconds      File name: psa_13

Play location suggestion: Northern California, Oregon, Washington

VOICE: In 1700, a large earthquake in the Cascadia area, off the coast of Northern California, Oregon, and Washington, produced a tsunami that affected the U.S. West Coast and struck Japan. It can happen again! Be ready - learn how to prepare. Visit tsunami.gov.

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1946 Alaskan earthquake causing deadly tsunami strike in Hilo, Hawaii

Run time: 25 seconds      File name: psa_06

Play location suggestion: Hawaii

VOICE: A 1946 earthquake in Alaska's Aleutian Islands spawned a tsunami that killed 159 people in Hilo, Hawaii. Tsunami waves reached heights of 55 feet and destroyed millions in property. It can happen again. Be ready - learn how to prepare. Visit tsunami.gov.

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1960 South American earthquake causing deadly tsunami strike in Hilo, Hawaii

Run time: 23 seconds      File name: psa_05

Play location suggestion: Hawaii

VOICE: A 1960 earthquake off the coast of South America spawned a tsunami that killed 61 people in Hilo, Hawaii. Tsunami waves reached heights of 35 feet and destroyed millions in property. It can happen again. Be ready - learn how to prepare. Visit tsunami.gov.

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1964 Alaskan earthquake causing deadly tsunamis in Oregon and California

Run time: 27 seconds      File name: psa_03

Play location suggestion: Oregon, Washington

VOICE: Did you know that in 1964 an Alaskan earthquake caused tsunami waves to strike Oregon and California, killing 13 people and causing tens of millions in property damage? An earthquake as far away as Alaska may cause a tsunami near you! Learn more: visit tsunami.gov.

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1975 nearfield earthquake in Hawaii

Run time: 20 seconds      File name: psa_07

Play location suggestion: Hawaii

VOICE: A 1975 earthquake off the coast of the island of Hawaii spawned a local tsunami whose second wave reached 26 feet. Two people died and 19 were injured. It can happen again. Be ready - learn how to prepare. Visit tsunami.gov.

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2011 Japan earthquake causing tsunamis in the United States (short version)

Run time: 27 seconds      File name: psa_04

Play location suggestion: Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, California

VOICE: Did you know that in March 2011, an earthquake in Japan caused tsunami waves to strike Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, and California, causing tens of millions in property damage and loss of life? An earthquake far away may cause a tsunami near you! Learn more: visit tsunami.gov.

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2011 Japan earthquake causing tsunamis in the United States (long version)

Run time: 28 seconds      File name: psa_14

Play location suggestion: Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, California

VOICE: On March 11, 2011, a large earthquake near Japan spawned a tsunami that spanned the entire Pacific Ocean. Tsunami waves struck Hawaii, Alaska, California, and Oregon, causing millions in damage and loss of life. Tsunamis of killer magnitude have happened in the U.S. as well. Be ready. Learn where the risk is and what to do. Visit tsunami.gov.

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