Table of contents for The orphan tsunami of 1700 : Japanese clues to a parent earthquake in North America / Brian F. Atwater ... [et al.] = [Minashigo Genroku tsunami : oya-jishin wa Hokubei nishi kaigan ni ita / Buraian F. Atowōtā ... et al.].


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Part 1 illustrates geologic signs of enormous
earthquakes and tsunamis at Cascadia, along the
Pacific coast of North America from British
Columbia to California.
1 Unearthed earthquakes .................. .. 7
Earthquake potential * Tsunami potential
Flood stories * Alaskan analog
Sunken shores * Sand sheets
In harm's way * Currents and cracks
Magnitude 9?
2 The orphan tsunami ............. ........ 27
Literate hosts
Wetted places * Primary sources
Kuwagasaki  ......................... .......  36
Account in Morioka-han "Zassho"
Words for waves * Converting time
Samurai scribes - High ground
Tsunami size
Tsugaruishi  ............................... .  50
Account in Moriai-ke "Nikki kakitome ch6"
Human error * Social status
Foreign waves * Tsunami size
O tsuchi  ......................... .... ......  58
Account in Morioka-han "Zassho"
Report to Edo * Collected writings
Tsunami size
Nakaminato  ...................... ..... .... .  66
Account in Ouchi-ke "Go-y6dome"
Certified loss * Fair-weather waves
Simulated waves
M iho  ................ ......... ......... . 76
Account in "Miho-mura y6ji oboe"
Tidal waves * Tsunami size
Tanabe  ...........  ....................... .  84
Account in "Tanabe-machi daich6"
Tsunami size near a storehouse
Tsunami size near Tanabe Bay
Sawtooth cycles
3 The orphan's parent .... . ..   ...      ..  . 93
By elimination * Tree-ring tests
Magnitude 9 * Muddy forecast
High-enough ground * Seismic waves



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Paleoseismology Northwest, Pacific, Paleoseismology Holocene, Subduction zones Northwest, Pacific, Tsunamis Japan History 18th century Sources