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1

travel time for a local generated tsunami is?

5-30 minutes

2

time frame for a distant tsunami is?

5 1/2 to 18 hours

3

west coast/ Alaska tsunami warning center is responsible for what areas?

Aleutian islands south through baja california

4

a strong earthquake lasting longer than ? should be a warning sign of a potential near source tsunami

20 seconds

5

when a tsunami is issued what is the chain of command?

california governors office of emerg. management
california law enforcement telecomms system
local response areas

6

how many types of tsunami alerts are there?

7

7

how often are updates issued by the WC/ATWC for tsunamis?

every 30 minutes

8

what are the seven tsunamis warnings?

warning
watch
advisory
info bulletin
cancellation
communication test

9

Why is the time frame for tsunami warnings to be issued?

three hour travel time

10

tsunami watch issued?

3-6 hour travel time zone

11

tsunami advisory issued?

posses no imminent threat

12

tsunami information bulletin issued?

investigation is underway

13

tsunami information message issued?

there is no tsunami danger

14

tsunami cancellation issued?

will be sent when all danger of a tsunami event has passed

15

tsunami waves are normally smaller with the first wave, when is this not true?

local source tsunami the first wave is the largest

16

what is the time frame for a level 3 tsunami?

0-4 hours

17

who is notified for level 3 tsunami?

DDC,
north/south division,
batt. 4,6,9
and air ops

18

where does batt. 4 set up its ICP? tsunami

fire station 5

19

where does batt. 6 set up their ICP?

angels gate ( coordinate with US coast guard)

20

where does batt. 9/north division set up ICP? for a tsumani

sunset and palisades dr.

21

where does South division set up ICP for a tsunami?

choice of either batt. 4/6

22

during a tsunami warning where do fire boats stage?

out to sea a minimum of 1000 feet, exit harbor and head true north 3.2 miles

23

what batt. coordinates with US coast guard and la port police during a tsunami warning?

batt. 6

24

what tac channels are used during a a tsunami warning?

batt. 4,6-tac channel 2
batt. 9-tac channel 3

25

during a tsumani warning level 2 who determines to activate a level 3?

DDC coordinates with north/south divisions

26

tsunami warning level 2 warning time?

4-8 hours

27

tsumani warning level 1 travel time?

8+ hours

28

how many hours is it considered all clear after the final damaging waves? for a tsumani

2 hours

29

LAFD boats shall not return to quarters till who places the ALL CLEAR call?

batt. 6 commander

30

who's primary responsibility is it to evacuate during a Tsunami?

LAPD

31

what are the four tsunami ready community requirements?

planning
outreach and education
signage
alert and notification

32

tsunami's are characterizes as?

low frequency, hi consequence event

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