Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast by Bonnie Henderson

But Oregon had another problem, one most of California did not have. Not only was the earthquake scientists were now expecting off the Pacific Northwest Coast likely to be bigger than anything the San Andreas Fault could kick up – an apocalyptic quake, as Brian Atwater had described it – but the earthquake rupture zone was underwater.
-- The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast by Bonnie Henderson, published by OSU Press.

Henderson mixes science, history, and first-hand accounts to explain the risk of earthquakes and resulting tidal waves to the northwest coast of the United States.  Henderson shows how the next mega-quake under the Pacific Ocean will generate a tsunami "likely to be the most devastating natural disaster in the history of the United States."

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


  1. Oooh, I like quotes with "apocalyptic" in them!

    Mine this week is a bit of a new genre, an Amish adventure story:


  2. I've always been interested in Tsunamis this one sounds good.
    Here's my Teaser Tuesday
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  3. Sounds a little frightening... especially if it comes true.

  4. I would like to read this one. Must be very interesting if you live in that part of the world.


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