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Tsunami Risk Higher in Los Angeles, Other Major Cities

Geologists studying the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake say the risk of destructive tsunamis is higher than expected in places such as Kingston, Istanbul and Los Angeles.

Geoscientists and engineers help Haiti prepare for the next big earthquake

Geoscientists and engineers help Haiti prepare for the next big earthquake

Within weeks of the Haiti earthquake last January, five geoscientists and two engineers from The University of Texas at Austin traveled to the island nation to help assess the damage, identify future earthquake hazards, and make recommendations about how and where to rebuild. They surveyed Haiti from the air, land, coastline and sea.