Tsunami: 11th Relative

Tsunami: 11th Relative (27 min) 
Filmmaker: Pieter Romer

Learn about the rich history of tsunami resilience on the Pacific west coast, and how combining traditional Indigenous knowledge with ocean science can better prepare communities for the next “big one”.

One earthquake that occurred in the Cascadia subduction zone on January 26, 1700, produced a tsunami so large it reached the top of mountains. This knowledge has impacted modern practices such as communities installing back-up solar power generation on higher ground.