In Newport Beach, the "Big One" might be an earthquake, or the tsunami that follows one.
Tsunami and emergency response experts at a Newport workshop last week offered tips on how to avoid the devastation of the quake-triggered waves.
The keys, they said, are preparedness and recognition.
A large swath of Newport Beach sits below 32-foot elevation, the most at-risk "run-up area." A city map shows the Balboa Peninsula, the harbor islands, the Corona del Mar beaches and much of the area along Upper Newport Bay as being in the hazard zone.
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