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Tsunamis
Sea waves generated by submarine earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or landslides, which are generally imperceptible in deep water but may be very destructive when striking the shoreline.
This category is also used for tidal waves.
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Cascadia tsunami deposit database [New Window]
The Cascadia Tsunami Deposit Database contains data on thelocation and sedimentological properties of tsunami depositsfound along the Cascadia margin. Data have been compiled from52 studies, documenting 59 sites from northern California toVancouver Island

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