Thursday, May 14, 2020

Tsunami danger flagged in PWS

This just in from state officials:

The threat of a large and potentially dangerous tsunami is looming in Prince William Sound, where an increasingly likely landslide could generate a wave with devastating effects on fishermen and recreationalists using the area, the state's top geologist said today.

More details here.

1 comment:

Hig said...

I've been involved with the analysis behind this, and a couple things that are good to know:

If you think you might be in danger of a tsunami and you're in a boat, moving to deep water is better than seeking protected water. The breaking waves and currents in shallows are the main danger.

This is a preliminary analysis - we wanted to get the word out quickly so that people are informed, but there's a lot we don't know. We're definitely interested in any input people might have about how the scientific community can best help fishermen respond to this.