The orphan tsunami of 1700 japanese clues to a parent earthquake in north america professional paper 1707 prepared in cooperation with the geological survey of japan national institute of advanced industrial science and technology the university of tokyo and the university of washington. The orphan tsunami of 1700 tells this transpacific detective story by presenting its primary sources japanese documents and north american sediments and tree rings they tell of a catastrophe a century before lewis and clarks expedition that now guides preparations for future earthquakes and tsunamis in the north pacific. A unique fusion of art history anthropology and geology the authors dissect the origins of the orphan tsunami a massive tidal wave that hit japan in 1700 long mysterious because theres no evidence of any corresponding earthquake in japan or nearby. The orphan tsunami of 1700 0 0j0w0tqcy ml front cover a simulated tsunami reaches japan ten hours after its start along the pacific coast of north america p 74 75
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