Local Responses to the October 4, 1994 Tsunami Warning: Washington, Oregon, California

  • Jane Preuss
Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 9)


On October 4, 1994, at 6:23 am (U.S. Pacific Coast time), a Mw 8.2 earthquake which generated a tsunami occurred off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan,. At 8:05 am, a tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The estimated arrival time of the first tsunami wave to the west coast of the U.S. was forecast to be at 3:30 pm. The warning was reaffirmed throughout the day with varying degrees of certainty. At 3:04 pm (after 7 hours), the warning was canceled.


Tsunami Wave Traffic Control Hazard Zone Tsunami Warning Coast Guard 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane Preuss
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  1. 1.Urban Regional ResearchSeattleUSA

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