The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast

Jul 9, 2014

Author Bonnie Henderson’s latest book is called The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast. It looks at how the scientific community came to understand the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the possibilities for tsunamis along the Pacific Coast—particularly through the eyes of geologist Tom Horning, who experienced the 1964 tsunami in Seaside, Oregon, as a ten-year-old. Bonnie Henderson will be holding book events in July in Bend, Newport, and Eugene, and will appear as a panelist in Florence in August. She speaks with Eric Alan.

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Video: “Here we go, through the water!”

You can see the extent of the Highway 101 flooding in YouTube videos made by people driving through it. In this one, the car radio plays a local commercial while a woman in the front passenger seat films the view from the dashboard. It’s all water.

Video: “Oh, my God. Um. This is a lot worse than I thought it was going to be.”

At one point, she turns the camera to the right. The water level is almost as high as the passenger window.

Video: “We are in a lake.”