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Tsunamis – Mitigation (Actions Before, During, After)

Although a tsunami cannot be prevented, the effect of a tsunami can be reduced through community preparedness, timely warnings, and effective response. There are certain recommended actions that can help you through each stage of a Tsunami emergency.

Tsunamis – Vulnerability Assessment

The largest source region for tsunamis is in the Pacific Ocean with 71% of all occurrences. The remaining occurrences of tsunamis happen in the Mediterranean Sea (15%), Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean (7%), Indian Ocean (6%), and finally the Black Sea (1%). Of all tsunamis, 83% are produced directly by earthquakes.

Tsunamis – Warning Alert Notifications

Tsunami notifications issued by NOAA's National Weather Service's (NWS) are in the order of severity: Tsunami Information Statement, Tsunami Watch, Tsunami Advisory, and Tsunami Warning.

Tsunami Warning Program

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) is one of two tsunami warning centers that are operated by NOAA in the United States. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center (WCATWC) is the second of the two tsunami warning centers.

Tsunamis – Links and Resources

Related links and resources for tsunamis.

Tsunamis – Notable

Table of notable tsunamis:

Tsunamis – Types and Classifications

Tsunamis are usually ranked by damage and lives lost, but they also can be categorized by the distance to the location of the triggering event and the time it takes the waves to reach a given site.

Tsunamis – Associated Hazards

Drowning is the most common cause of death associated with a tsunami. Tsunami waves and the receding water are also very destructive to structures in the run-up zone. Some other associated hazards include: flooding, floating debris, contamination of drinking water, fires, explosions, and disease.

Tsunamis – Aspects and Features

The physical characteristics of tsunamis include distance of the tsunami run-up from source, wave height, and earthquake magnitude.

Tsunamis – Introduction

A tsunami is a naturally occurring series of waves in a body of water that results when a rapid, large-scale disturbance is caused by an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or an extra-terrestrial impact event. Although a tsunami cannot be prevented, the impact of a tsunami can be mitigated through community preparedness, timely warnings, and effective response.