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Massive Tsunami Hit Pacific Northwest in 18th Century

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Massive Tsunami Hit Pacific Northwest in 18th Century

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Massive Tsunami Hit Pacific Northwest in 18th Century

Massive Tsunami Hit Pacific Northwest in 18th Century

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NPR's John Nielsen reports on how the work of Brian Atwater, a tsunami expert with the U.S. Geological Survey, helped to uncover the origins of a massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated much of the U.S. Pacific Northwest in the early 1700s.