Welcome to the tsunami information from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington. We are updating this site. For current links, start on this page.

Tsunami Information

Alaska Tsunami Warning Center: Near real-time tsunami informational bulletins

The Physics of Tsunamis: How is a tsunami generated and how does it propagate?

A Survey of Great Tsunamis: How have tsunamis affected humans?

The Tsunami Warning System: How are people in coastal areas warned about tsunamis?

Tsunami Hazard Mitigation: How can you protect yourself from a tsunami?

Survey and Research Information

Recent Tsunami Events: Multimedia documentations of recent, significant tsunamis

Tsunami Research: Information about ongoing tsunami research


Related WWW Sites: On-line information about tsunamis, earthquakes, and other natural disasters

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