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Tsunami Test Allows Researchers to Prepare

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Tsunami Test Allows Researchers to Prepare

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Tsunami Test Allows Researchers to Prepare

Tsunami Test Allows Researchers to Prepare

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Researchers conducted a simulation last week to see what would happen if an off-shore earthquake and tsunami hit Oregon's Pacific coast. Journalists and scientists watched the wave wash over and flood a miniature model of the town of Seascape in a massive airplane hangar. The test allowed researchers to learn more about tsunamis and how a threatened population can escape.

Fogarty reports for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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