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Database of Recent Tsunami Deposits
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2010_1172

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Abstract: This report describes a database of sedimentary characteristics of tsunami deposits derived from published accounts of tsunami deposit investigations conducted shortly after the occurrence of a tsunami. The database contains 228 entries, each entry containing data from up to 71 categories. It includes data from 51 publications covering 15 tsunamis distributed between 16 countries. The database ... View entire text

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Description: FGDC metadata for the Database of Recent Tsunami Deposit dataset.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 48.2   S: -39.45   E: 156.97   W: -170.8

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robert Peters and Bruce E. Jaffe
Dataset Title: Database of Recent Tsunami Deposits
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: U.S.
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: 2010-1172
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-08-01
Stop Date: 2010-08-31
Quality Care should be exercised in using thesis data. No attempt has been made to verify the data presented in this report. The data are derived from a variety of studies with differences in focus, scope, and intent. Details concerning techniques, errors, difficulties, inconsistencies, and potential alternate interpretations of the data are beyond the scope of this report. These are usually site-specific ... View entire text
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Originating Center
Data Center
Western Region CMG, Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (508) 548-8700
Fax: (508) 457-2310
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Size: 888 KB
Distribution Format: Spreadsheets
Fees: No fees
Email: bjaffe at
Contact Address:
United States Geological Survey (USGS), Coastal and Marine Geology
Pacific Science Center
1156 High Street
City: Santa Cruz
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95064
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-11-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23