Media Resources

Media Resources

In Media Resources, we have collected maps, drawings, photos, animations, statistics, and web links that will provide useful general information on tsunami events, tsunami warning systems, and tsunami preparedness and safety. These are found under the SUB-CATEGORIES Exercise Pacific Wave 08, Current Tsunami Bulletins, Factsheets, Safety preparedness, Frequently asked questions, Databases, Media contacts, Dart® Buoys and Hawaii Information. Most of these files can be downloaded and printed as high-resolution Acrobat PDF files.

For a list of historical tsunamis, please visit our List of Tsunamis webpage by clicking here.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our FAQs webpage by clicking here.

We will continue to improve and add to the contents of this page, and welcome your thoughts and comments.  (email



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Regional Disaster Information Center (Latin America & the Caribbean)

A database of Spanish language materials focused on tsunami preparedness.
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Post-Tsunami Survey:
El Salvador Summary Video

Learn the basics of a post-tsunami survey.

TsunamiTeacher USA
Tsunami Basics

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Learn the basics of tsunamis. Available in English and Samoan.

Tsunamis on the Move

Tsunami Awareness Poster

Awareness poster available in English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Singalese.


Global Hazard Maps

Posters of Tsunami Sources, Significant Earthquakes and Significant Volcanic Eruptions. Also Tsunami Sources Icosohedron Globe.

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Tsunami, The Great Waves

Available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese.


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Tsunami Glossary

Available in English, Arabic, Spanish, French and Bahasa. 



Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

Available in English, Bahasa, Spanish and French.


DVD copies for PC and Macintosh computers are available free of charge from the ITIC, Hawaii (

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