Magnitude:
Time: 05-18-1980 T00:00:00
Country: USA

WASHINGTON

This tsunami was recorded in Usa on 05-18-1980 T00:00:00, where a 250 meter tall sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of Natural disasters can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 61 souls. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 3018. This region of Usa falls within region code 88.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Cascade Arc - porphyry copper
U.S. part of a continental margin arc that formed during subduction of the Pacific and Juan de Fuca plates beneath western North America
Pacific Margin - porphyry copper
Cretaceous through middle Tertiary volcanic and intrusive rocks representing a series of continental- and island-arc systems accreted and superimposed onto the paleomargin of northeast Asia.

Surface Lithology

Pleistocene-Recent volcanic rocks - WA
Basalt, Andesite



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Tsunami Stats
region_code 88
total_deaths 61
year 1980
location_name WASHINGTON
id 3018
state WA
event_validity 0
time 05-18-1980 T00:00:00
latitude 46.2
maximum_water_height 250
cause_code 6
longitude -122.18
total_deaths_description 2
country USA

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