Tsunami threat could catch Northwest off guard

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West Coast Tsunami
This March 16, 2011 photo shows a tsunami evacuation sign in Cannon Beach, Ore. If a tsunami hits the Pacific Northwest, the best place to escape the wall of water moving at jetliner speed from 50 miles off the coast may be a City Hall on stilts. Once the ground finishes two to four minutes of lurching and shaking, residents and tourist in Cannon beach would flock to the refuge on concrete columns 14 feet above the waves racing beneath. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)