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Cairo,

It depends what fault you are talking about. My understanding is that, between 
 being almost entirely on land and being a horizontal slip rather than 
subduction fault, the San Andreas itself cannot produce a tsunami (whether 
as depicted in the movie or even a much lower magnitude event). However, 
research suggests the Cascadia Subduction Zone could produce an earthquake 
and tsunami similar to that experienced in Japan. The mapping I have seen 
suggests the worst impacts of such an event would be along the Oregon and 
Washington coastlines, plus Hawaii and Alaska. A few areas of California 
(notably Eureka, Monterey, plus a few particularly low-lying areas around 
SF like the airport could experience some inundation, but nothing like the 
movie. Probably not more than a story in depth at most.

Gary

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of Cairo Briceno [cobad2008(--nospam--at)gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 2:44 
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Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] San Andreas

Hi all

Let me bring a non technical subject by this time many of you watch or hear
about the "San Andreas" Movie. There are many true and false. One day, you
listen to headlines there is no tsunami hazard, the day after headline
there is the possibility of a low rise tsunami based on the geological
publish study. have any of you any opinion on it.

Cairo

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