New Maps of California to Improve Tsunami Preparedness



This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Correction [to “New maps of California to improve tsunami preparedness”] Volume 90, Issue 19, 167, Article first published online: 12 May 2009


On 25 April 1992, an M 7.1 earthquake shook the coast of Cape Mendocino near Petrolia, Calif., followed by two large aftershocks (both M ∼6.6) the next day. Although no lives were lost in these temblors, 98 people were injured. These earthquakes heavily damaged older structures within this sparsely populated, mountainous region, causing more than US$66 million in losses.