If there was a tsunami warning in your area, could you escape on foot? That's the question a new tool released by the USGS takes on. The Pedestrian Evacuation Analyst takes into account not just foot-speed but terrain, and also highlights the areas of high-ground that would likely be the safest points.

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Ron Miller

I live 400 feet above sea level. I fear that if there were a tsunami warning for my town there probably wouldn't be much anywhere I could go.