Brian Atwater

Brian Atwater.

Editor's note: This event has been cancelled.

MANZANITA β€” Nehalem Valley Historical Society will host a presentation on surviving tsunamis on Saturday.

The presentation will begin at 3 p.m. in the Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Ave. Admission is $5.

Scientist Brian Atwater will lead the event. He will discuss survivor stories from tsunamis that occurred in Chile, Hawaii and Japan.

Atwater is a scientist emeritus with the U.S. Geological Survey. His work includes using geology to investigate earthquake and tsunami hazards.

Atwater is a contributor to the novel, β€œThe Orphan Tsunami of 1700 β€” Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America.” He will be available to sign book copies.

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