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Tsunami Hazards in the Santa Barbara Channel

To learn more about the coastal & marine geology information covered on this topic, follow the links below.

Mini version of the USGS poster Tsunami Hazards in the Santa Barbara ChannelProject Web Site:

U.S. West Coast and Alaska Marine Geohazards


Bohannon, R.G., and Gardner, J.V., 2004, Submarine landslides of San Pedro escarpment, southwest of Long Beach, California: Marine Geology, v. 203, p. 261–268, doi: 10.1016/S0025-3227(03)00309-8

Fisher, M.A., Normark, W.R., Greene, H.G., Lee, H.J. and Sliter, R.W., 2005, Geology and tsunamigenic potential of submarine landslides in Santa Barbara Channel, southern California: Marine Geology, v. 224, p. 1–22, doi: 10.10161/j.margeo.2005.07.012

Greene, H.G., Murai, L.Y., Watts, P., Maher, N.A., Fisher, M.A., Paull, C.E., and Eichhubl, P., 2006, Submarine landslides in the Santa Barbara Channel as potential tsunami sources: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, v. 6, p. 63–88, doi: 10.5194/nhess-6-63-2006

Lee, H.J., Greene, H.G., Edwards, B.D., Fisher, M.A., and Normark, W.R., 2009, Submarine landslides of the southern California Borderland, in Lee, H.J., and Normark, W.R., eds., Earth science in the urban ocean: Geological Society of America Special Paper 454, p. 251–269, doi: 10.1130/2009.2454(4.3)

Locat, J., Lee, H.J., Locat, P., and Imran, J., 2004, Numerical analysis of the mobility of the Palos Verdes debris avalanche, California, and its implication for the generation of tsunamis: Marine Geology, v. 203, p. 269–280, doi: 10.1016/S0025-3227(03)00310-4

Normark, W.R., McGann, M., and Sliter, R.W., 2004, Age of Palos Verdes submarine debris avalanche, southern California: Marine Geology, v. 203, p. 247–249, doi: 10.1016/S0025-3227(03)00308-6

More Links

Tsunamis and Earthquakes:

"Nearshore Benthic Habitat GIS for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Southern California State Fisheries Reserves Volume 1" USGS Open-File Report

"Cruise Report for A1-02-SC: Southern California CABRILLO project, Earthquake Hazards Task" USGS Open-File Report


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