Study: Walk a little faster, and you could survive a tsunami

April 15, 2015 5:32 PM

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Study: Walk a little faster, and you could survive a tsunami

A tsunami evacuation sign in Long Beach, Wash. A new study shows that nearly 5,600 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Northwest Coast if they just walk a little faster. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)

Walking to higher ground at a quick pace could be the key to survival for thousands of Americans if a large tsunami were to hit the Pacific Northwest, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds.

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