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Tsunami in San Francisco Bay
Links to Information on the March 11, 2011 Japan Tsunami in the San Francisco Bay
This page is an index to information on the 2011 Japan Tsunami's affect on the San Francisco bay, and implications for another larger Tsunami hitting the Bay Area.
The proliferation of video phones and the existence of youtube have made it much easier to see what happened during this small tsunami when it got to San Francsico bay.
The USGS has produced these videos on tsunami preparedness http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/91/
San Francisco Bay Tsunami Simulation
If you are here, you are probably wondering how destructive a tsunami in the Bay would be. This computer simulation was done by Steven Ward. The conclusion is that a 5 meter tsunami originating off the California Coast would reduce to 1 meter height inside the San Francisco Bay.
Emeryville 2011 Tsunami Video
Because Emeryville is across from the Golden gate, and has high rise office buildings looking out over the Bay, some of the best pictures of the arriving wave came from here.