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Title: Numerical modelling and evacuation strategies for tsunami awareness: lessons from the 2012 Haida Gwaii Tsunami
Authors: Santos, Angela 
Tavares, Alexandre Oliveira 
Queirós, Margarida 
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Project: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/3599-PPCDT/118992/PT 
Serial title, monograph or event: Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk
Volume: 7
Issue: 4
Abstract: On October 28, 2012, an earthquake occurred offshore Canada, with a magnitude Mw of 7.8, triggering a tsunami that propagated through the Pacific Ocean. The tsunami numerical model results show it would not be expected to generate widespread inundation on Hawaii. Yet, two hours after the earthquake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) issued a tsunami warning to the state of Hawaii. Since the state was hit by several tsunamis in the past, regular siren exercises, tsunami hazard maps and other prevention measures are available for public use, revealing that residents are well prepared regarding tsunami evacuation procedures. Nevertheless, residents and tourists evacuated mostly by car, and because of that, heavy traffic was reported, showing that it was a non-viable option for evacuation. The tsunami caused minor damages on the coastline, and several car accidents were reported, with one fatality. In recent years, there has been a remarkable interest in tsunami impacts. However, if risk planners seem to be very knowledgeable about how to avoid or mitigate their potential harmful effects, they seem to disregard its integration with other sectors of human activity and other social factors.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/36339
ISSN: 1947-5705
1947-5713
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/19475705.2015.1065292
DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2015.1065292
Rights: embargoedAccess
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