The Great Quake and the Great Drowning

Thunderbird and Whale had a terrible fight. Illustration by Jeffrey Veregge (Haika Magazine)

Thunderbird and Whale had a terrible fight. Illustration by Jeffrey Veregge (Haika Magazine)

Mega-quakes have periodically rocked North America’s Pacific Northwest. Indigenous people told terrifying stories about the devastation but refused to leave.

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Posted on October 3, 2015, in Decolonization and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Is it me or is there something wrong with this, “and a tsunami brought floods more than 300 meters inland.” isn’t 300 meters about, 2 and a half football fields?

    • Apparently the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami went up to 3km inland, due to the low land levels in some areas. According to the book Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard by Edward Bryant, a 10 metre high tsunami can reach up to 5 km inland depending on the terrain, while exceptional tsunamis with waves up to 40-50 metres high at shore can reach over 9 km inland depending on terrain.

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