TSUNAMI

Katada Lab

Kamaishi junior high students saved themselves and many others during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Geologist Lori Dengler highlights the students and preparedness drills that saved many lives.


FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been very busy this year. Lori Dengler discusses disaster declarations and some of the financial considerations for recovery following a catastrophic event.


Mexico was the first country in the world to develop and implement an earthquake early warning system.

Within seconds of the recent 8.1 quake in southern Mexico, the temblor's location and magnitude were calculated and alerts were sent to neighboring communities.  Geologist Lori Dengler talks about the importance of this effective early warning system.


The goal of an evacuation is to get people out of harm's way...

It's hard to leave the comfort of our homes in an emergency. But when the call to evacuate comes, what will you do? Geologist Lori Dengler encourages heeding evacuation notices.


HSU Geology Dept.

Big wave surfers are in a class of their own. But Geologist Lori Dengler encourages sticking with giant waves generated by big storms. On this segment of Shaky Ground, Lori shares some of the science behind the nature of the utterly unrideable tsunami.