New Tsunami Inundation Maps For Curry County

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries has released tsunami inundation maps for northern Curry County including Cape Blanco, Port Orford, and surrounding areas. These maps show modeled extents for local and distant-source tsunami inundation scenarios.

The maps incorporate all the most recent tsunami science available today, including recent publications by colleagues studying the Cascadia Subduction Zone, updated computer simulation models using high-resolution lidar topographic data, and knowledge gained from the 2004 Sumatra, 2010 Chile, and 2011 Tohoku earthquakes and tsunamis.

They provide information including estimated tsunami wave height, time series charts and a measurement of the exposure each community has to the various tsunami scenarios: counting the number of buildings that are inundated by each scenario. ODGMI hopes the public, planners, emergency managers and first responders, elected officials, and other local decision makers will use these detailed and innovative TIM maps to mitigate risk and to reduce the loss of life and property.

To see current tsunami inundation mapcoverage for the entire Oregon coast, visit

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 and is filed under Local News, State News.