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Surviving a Tsunami - Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan
UPDATE: Spanish & French versions. The booklet recounts actions that saved lives following the tsunami from the largest earthquake ever measured -- the magnitude 9.5 earthquake in Chile on May 22, 1960. In addition, lessons learned from the 2010 tsunami were included in the 2012 brochure. (English, Spanish, French).
ITIC International Training Programme - Caribbean
This video summarizes the trainings in the Caribbean during 2013 and 2014.
Global Hazard Maps
VIDEO: TsunamiTeacher USA
Learn the basics of tsunamis. (English, Samoan).
Hawaii Historical Tsunami Runup maps
Runups in the Hawaiian Islands for Large, Pacific-Wide, 20th and Early 21st Century Tsunamis.
Tsunami, The Great Waves
The brochure provides information on tsunami science and describes safety rules and programs. (English, Spanish, French, Chinese).
Tsunami Awareness Poster
English, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Singalese and French.
Where the First Waves Arrive in Minutes
The booklet draws survival lessons from eyewitness accounts of the tsunami of December 26, 2004 in Aceh, and of the July 17, 2006 tsunami on the south coast of Java. (Arabic, Bahasa, English, French and Spanish).
The Glossary defines technical tsunami terms. (Arabic, Bahasa, English, French, Spanish).
VIDEO: Post-tsunami Survey
Learn the basics of a post-tsunami survey. The video summarizes a post-tsunami science survey of the August 2012 tsunami that impacted El Salvador. (English captions).
Post Tsunami Surveys
Over last five years, there have been 59 measured tsunamis, with nine causing deaths, most notably 26 Dec 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami (230,000 lives). In the Pacific, tsunami occurred in April 2007 (Solomon: 54 deaths, Chile: 3 deaths), September 2009 (Samoa 149, Am Samoa 34, and Tonga 9 deaths), February 2010 (Chile ~150), and March 2011 (Japan ~25000). After each tsunami, data were collected to quantify physical, environmental, and human impacts, response/recovery, improve numerical models, and engineering.
Tsunami disasters attract a large number of local, national, international professionals to investigate scientific, economic, social impacts. Some of these data are perishable making it essential to collect quickly. Important data may also be desirable from locations that are logistically difficult to assess without local assistance and access. At the same time, Emergency Agencies are focusing on public safety, critical support lifelines and infrastructure, resource mobilization to meet its citizens immediate post-event emergency response needs. Elected officials and the media must have accurate summaries of the tsunami impact to report to the public. To support all efforts, coordination and cooperation is critical, and efficient and useful data and information sharing is paramount. If data from science teams are made available, it will immediately contribute to better informed and ultimately, more practical and efficient response and recovery decision-making.