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Students work in teams to evaluate Oregon cities’ tsunami evacuation plans related to a potential 8.1 coastal earthquake. Teams use additional information from a Web-based GIS to study the multi-faceted nature of earthquake damage in addition to tsunami impacts and make recommendations to improve the existing plan. The data are from the Oregon Geospatial Data Clearinghouse and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mines.



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The student activity
Earthquake and Tsunami

The link to the Web-based map

Instructor's guide
Earthquake and Tsunami lesson plan

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