Awareness & Education



Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

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where the first wave arrives in minutes

donde llega la primera ola en pocos minutos

En quelques minutes, la première vague déferle

This new booklet is intended for people who live, work, or vacation on shores worldwide where fast-arriving tsunamis may strike. 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.

The lessons have three main themes. First, several kinds of knowledge provide the earliest warnings of tsunami hazard, during the decades before a tsunami begins. Among warnings of a tsunami underway, earthquake shaking provides the most immediate natural signal to go to high ground. This reaction, in turn, is among nine survival tactics illustrated by the eyewitness accounts.

“Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes” was compiled by Eko Yulianto, Fauzi Kusmayanto, Nandang Supriyatna, and Mohammad Dirhamsyah. It was adapted for international audiences by Brian F. Atwater, Eko Yulianto, and Ardito M. Kodijat, and it was produced by the Jakarta Tsunami Information Centre (JTIC). The booklet was printed in 2010 for UNESCO/IOC – NOAA International Tsunami Information Centre (ITIC) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

Bahasa Indonesia (2009)

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English (2010)

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Spanish (2010)

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French (2013)

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Map Posters

 Tsunami Sources   Significant Earthquakes   Significant Volcanic Eruptions

High resolution PDFs are available on request.

 

40" x 27" Map Poster
Significant Earthquakes
English (July 2013)

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Significant Volcanic Eruptions
English (July 2013)

     JPEG     11.95 MB

 

27.5" x 36" Map Poster
Tsunami Sources
English (August 2011)

      JPEG     6.40 MB

Tsunami Sources
Spanish (March 2012)

      JPEG     11.4 MB

 

11x17" Map Poster (2 Pages)
Tsunami Sources
English (August 2011)

      PDF     3.72 MB

Significant Earthquakes
English (July 2013)

     PDF     1.43 MB

Significant Volcanic Eruptions
English (July 2013)

     PDF     1.41 MB

Tsunami Sources
Spanish (March 2012)

      PDF     1.88 MB

 

  

Icosohedron - Tsunami Sources (August 2010) 

 

Icosohedron Globe
Tsunami Sources August 2012

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Tsunami Sources August 2010

PDF 2.7 MB

Tsunami Awareness Posters

Tsunami Awareness Poster (17" x 22") 

 

Tsunami Awareness Poster (17" x 22"), July 2006, February 2007, revised August 2011.

 

English (Aug 2011)

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Spanish (Mar 2010)            Japanese (May 2010)

 Chinese - Traditional (May 2010)   Chinese - Simplified (May 2010)   Korean (July 2010)

Tsunami Awareness Poster (17" x 22")

 

Spanish  (revised Oct 2012)

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Spanish  (Mar 2010)

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Japanese (May 2010)

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Chinese - Traditional
(May 2010)

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Chinese - Simplified
(Mar 2010)

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Korean (Jul 2010)

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English Tsunami Safety Poster Singalese Tsunami Safety Poster French Tsunami Safety Poster

 

 

Tsunami Awareness Poster, December 2005.  This poster can serve as a template for national or local tsunami safety posters and be customized using local languages and photos or graphics. The original design (A3-size) was done in collaboration with Sri Lanka National Science Foundation and the Department of Meteorology for its 3-month Awareness Programme to commemorate tsunami victims on the first anniversary starting from October 26, 2005 and ending on January 26, 2006.

 

English - Background
(Dec 2005)

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English - Solid Background (Dec 2005)

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Singalese - Background
(2005)

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French - Solid Background
(2006)

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Portuguese - Background (INAM)
(2008)

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Portuguese - Solid Background (INAM)
(2008)

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Portuguese - Background (IDL)
(2010)

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The ITIC has revised and updated several english-language informational brochures and made them available in an electronic format that is easy for translation and localization of graphics.  The Microsoft Word files are formated so that the text and graphics are separated into separate objects for easy manipulation, editing, and insertion or deleting of text, photos, and graphics.

 

English Customizable File
Background (Dec 2005)

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English Customizable File
Solid Background (Dec 2005)

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Singalese Customizable File
Background (2005)

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Singalese Customizable File
Solid Background (2005)

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French Customizable File
Background (2006)

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Portuguese Customizable File (INAM)
Background (2008)
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Portuguese Customizable File (INAM)
Solid Background (2008)
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English
Background (Dec 2005)

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English
Solid Background (Dec 2005)

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Singalese
Background (2005)

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Singalese
Solid Background (2005)

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Portuguese (INAM)
Background (2008)

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Portuguese (INAM)
Solid Background (2008)

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Portuguese (IDL)
Background (2010)

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ITIC Tsunami Awareness and Education Materials

Tsunami Awareness and Educational Materials

 

ITIC Tsunami Awareness and Education Materials Information Document [May 2013]

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OVERVIEW
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In the aftermath of the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, many excellent tsunami awareness materials were developed, especially at the country level, to inform the public and decision-makers on tsunami hazards, risks, preparedness, and mitigation.  In this DVD, the ITIC offers a small compilation of general and basic tsunami awareness materials that can be used to support the needs of government agencies, emergency managers and educators.  Many of the included materials were originally developed to support countries of the Pacific Tsunami Warning & Mitigation System (PTWS) during the 1990s and early 2000s, and were then revised and updated after the 2004 catastrophe to emphasize tsunamis as a global hazard requiring a global early warning system.
For ITIC-authored materials Tsunami, the Great Waves, Tsunami Warning!, and the Tsunami Awareness Safety posters and flyers are provided in formats to allow them to be customized in order to meet the needs, cultures, and languages of countries and local communities. Tsunami Glossary 2008 is also available on request. These formats, including the text and figures, are provided for your copying and free use; we ask that you retain the logos and attributes to the UNESCO IOC ITIC, and the credits to the individual authors and/or agencies, but you may also add your agency information and print and distribute the revised materials free-of-charge. Upon modification, we ask that you provide the ITIC with electronic and print copies of your revision.  Your sharing will enable us to share your work with others.
The .pdf files, in both low and high resolution (created in Adobe Acrobat 7.0), were created from the originals for both online and print distribution. The .doc files (created in Microsoft Word 2003) are intended for easy translation into other languages, or to allow easy insertion of local information. The .ai files (created in Adobe Illustrator CS) are the original files used to create the product and can be modified to include local images and content.  The ITIC would be happy to work with you to finalize and make your materials publication-ready with the same design layout as in the originals.
In general, our goal is to have all basic materials available in at least English, French, and Spanish. Selected materials are also available in other languages.  These have been contributed by Member States, and ITIC has received copies of their translated materials.
All files are available by DVD from ITIC on request, or available for download from the ITIC web site (this webpage), see below.
We regret that we are unable to offer the full range and breadth of the materials that are available in this 1-DVD compilation.  Please do contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if you have other requests or need further information or examples.  We very much welcome your additional contributions to our library collection!

 

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CONTENTS OF DVD
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1) Tsunami, The Great Waves (general infomation booklet)

  • English - IOC Brochure 2012-4, IOC, ITIC, LDG (France), NOAA, Revised 2012
    Spanish - IOC, ITIC, LDG (France), NOAA, SHOA, Revised 2003 (Updated version currently being translated)
  • French - IOC Brochure 2012-4, IOC, ITIC, LDG (France), NOAA, Revised 2012
  • Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified - National Marine Environment Forecasting Centre (NMEFC), State Oceanic Administration China and Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), June 2006

2) Tsunami Glossary (technical, includes science and warning systems)

  • English -IOC Technical Series 85, ITIC, 2008 & 2013
  • Arabic - IOC Technical Series 85, UNESCO IOC , 2013
  • Spanish - ITIC, SHOA, 2008
  • French - ITIC, LDG (France), 2008 (draft)
  • Bahasa (Indonesia) - JTIC, 2007
  • Korean - Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), 2002

3) Tsunami Warning! Children's Cartoon Book (cartoon book for children describing a tsunami warning)

  • English - IOC Information Document No. 1223, ITIC, Revised 2005
  • Spanish (Chile source) – CICESE (Mexico), 2000
  • Spanish (Puerto Rico Trench source) – Puerto Rico Seismic Network, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, 2007
  • Bahasa (Indonesia) - IOC Information Document No. 1223, ITIC, BMG (Indonesia), LIPI (Indonesia), 2006
  • Maldivian - IOC Information Document No. 1223, ITIC, Maldives Department of Meteorology, Revised 2005
  • Sinhalese - IOC Information Document No. 1223, ITIC, Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology, 2006
  • Thai - IOC Information Document No. 1223, ITIC, NDWC (Thailand), 2006

4) Tsunami Awareness Posters

  • English (11” x 17”) - ITIC, 2005 (solid and picture background)
  • Sinhalese (11” x 17”) - ITIC, Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology, 2005
  • French (11” x 17”) - ITIC, LDG (France), 2006
  • Portuguese (11” x 17”) - ITIC, Instituto Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (INAM,
    Mozambique), 2008
  • Portuguese (11” x 17”) - ITIC, Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL, Portugal), 2010
  • English (17” x 22”) - ITIC, 2006 (hard copy only), Revised 2011
  • Spanish (17” x 22”) – UNESCO/IOC-ITIC, 2010, Revised 2012
  • Chinese Traditional (17” x 22”) – ITIC, Hong Kong Observatory, 2010
  • Chinese Simplified (17” x 22”) – ITIC, Hong Kong Observatory, 2010
  • Japanese (17” x 22”) – UNESCO/IOC-ITIC, 2010
  • Korean (17” x 22”) – ITIC, Korean Meteorological Administration, 2010

 

5) Map Posters

6) Tsunami Safety Flyers (8.5x11 inch)

  • English - ITIC, 2006, Revised 2011 (Sensing a Tsunami only)
  • Bahasa (Indonesia) - JTIC, 2007
  • Tongan - Tonga Meteorological Service, National Disaster Management Office, ITIC, 2007
  • Spanish- Puerto Rico Seismic Network, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, 2007; Instituto Oceanográgico de la Armada (INOCAR), 2007
  • Portuguese - Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (INAM, Mozmbique), ITIC, 2008
    USA
      • Hawaii - Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, ITIC, revised 2013
      • American Samoa - NWS Pago Pago, ASG Dept. of Homeland Security, ITIC, 2009
      • Samoan - NWS Pago Pago, ASG Dept. of Homeland Security, ITIC, 2011

7) Surviving a Tsunami - Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan, USGS

 

8) Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes – Indonesian Lessons on Surviving Tsunamis Near Their Source

  • English - UNESCO, IOC, JTIC, 2010
  • Spanish - UNESCO, IOC, JTIC, 2010
  • Bahasa - UNESCO, IOC, JTIC, Canadian International Development Agency, 2009
  • French - UNESCO, IOC, JTIC, 2013

 

9) EQ and Tsunami Textbooks and Teacher’s Guides (Color), Pre-K, Grades 2-4, 5-8, 9-12, Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada de Chile (SHOA)/IOC/ITIC, 1997, Revised 2003 (English, Spanish). Spanish Teacher’s Guides revised 2012.

10) Tsunamis for 4th to 6th Grades, Textbook and Teacher’s Guide, Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC, Japan) / ITIC, July 2006 (English, Thai)

11) Didactic Manual for Students and Teachers for a Culture of Tsunami Prevention, UNESCO/DIPECHO, 2012 (Spanish).

12) Information and Resources for Schools (Washington, USA), Washington Military Department Emergency Management Division, 2012 (English).

13) TsunamiTeacher, in DVD format (distance learning / training resource)

  • English - version 1.0, IOC Manuals and Guides, 47, 2006, in DVD format, PDF hard copy
  • Bahasa (Indonesia) - JTIC, 2007, in DVD format
  • TsunamiTeacher (USA), Tsunami Basics (6 minutes), in video formats

 

14) Save Your Lives from Tsunami!, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), 2004, in .mpg format

15) Let’s Learn to Prevent Disasters!, ISDR, UNICEF (TACRO), 2003 (childeren's activity book)

16) Stop Disasters! On-line Game. UN/ISDR, 2007, available at http://www.stopdisastersgame.org

17) Depositories of Awareness, Preparedness, and Education Materials in Indonesia, Thailand and The Philippines, UNESCO/Jakarta Tsunami Information Centre, 2011 (English).

18) US Awareness materials for children

  • Run to High Ground! (Native American folk tale), WA-EMD, PEP (Washington, USA),2004, in DVD format
  • Tsunamis: Know What to Do!, San Diego Country Office of Emergency Service (California, USA), 2009, in DVD and video format

 

19) Inamura no Hi (Japanese folk tale), ADRC, 2008 Bangladesh, English, French, India (Hindi, Tamil), Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka


The following are available separately on request:

 

Brochures

1) International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC) Brochure
2) ITIC Library Services Brochure
3) Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (PTWS) Brochure

 

Tsunami Safety Flyers

Safety flyers are available in a number of languages. Please contact ITIC for more information or localization to your country and language (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 

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Tsunami Safety Flyers,
Revised March 2013 - English

Tsunami Safety Rules

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Tsunami Preparedness

     PDF icon     610 KB

Tsunami Safety for Boaters

     PDF icon     618 KB

Sensing a Tsunami

     PDF icon     604 KB

Sensing a Tsunami  (17x22)

     PDF icon     716 KB

 

 

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Tsunami Safety Flyers, Hawaii
Revised March 2013 - English

Tsunami Safety Rules

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Tsunami Warnings

     PDF icon     678 KB

 

 

Tsunami Safety Rules - American Samoa (English)

Tsunami Warning - American Samoa (English)

 

         

Tsunami Safety Flyers, 
2009 - American Samoa (English)

Tsunami Safety Rules

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Tsunami Warnings

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Tsunami Safety Rules Tsunami Preparedness Tsunami Safety for Boaters Sensing a Tsunami

Tsunami Safety Flyers,
2007 - Bahasa (Indonesia)

Tsunami Safety Rules

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Tsunami Preparedness

     PDF icon     299 KB

Tsunami Safety for Boaters

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Sensing a Tsunami

     PDF icon     304 KB

Tsunami Safety Rules Tsunami Preparedness Tsunami Safety for Boaters Sensing a Tsunami

Tsunami Safety Flyers,
2007 - Tongan

Tsunami Safety Rules

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Tsunami Preparedness

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Tsunami Safety for Boaters

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Sensing a Tsunami

     PDF icon     126 KB

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Tsunami Safety Flyers (17" x 22"), 
Revised October 2012 - Spanish

Sensing a Tsunami

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Tsunami Safety Flyers,
Revised 2013 - Spanish

Tsunami Safety Rules

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Tsunami Preparedness

     PDF icon     1.39 MB

Tsunami Safety for Boaters

     PDF icon     1.37 MB

Sensing a Tsunami

     PDF icon     1.98 MB

Sensing a Tsunami  (17x22)

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Surviving a Tsunami - Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan


USGS Circular 1187

Actions that saved lives, and actions that cost lives, as recounted by eyewitnesses to the tsunami from the largest earthquake ever measured -- the magnitude 9.5 earthquake in Chile on May 22, 1960.

  

USGS Circular 1187, Revised 2009

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Sobreviviendo a un tsunami: lecciones de Chile, Hawai y Japón

USGS Circular 1218 

Acciones que salvaron vidas y acciones que ocasionaron muertes, relatadas por testigos oculares del tsunami generado por el mayor terremoto que se haya registrado, el terremoto chileno, magnitud 9.5, del 22 de mayo de 1960.

USGS Circular 1218, Revised 2009 (Spanish)

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Sobreviviendo a un tsunami: lecciones de Chile, Hawai y Japón

USGS Circular 1218 

Acciones que salvaron vidas y acciones que ocasionaron muertes, relatadas por testigos oculares del tsunami generado por el mayor terremoto que se haya registrado, el terremoto chileno, magnitud 9.5, del 22 de mayo de 1960.

 

USGS Circular 1218, Revised 2009 (Spanish)

Medium Resolution

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Tsunami Stickers

 

Tsunami Sticker (English)

Tsunami Sticker (Indonesian)

 

 

 

Tsunami Stickers

English

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Indonesian

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Hawaiian Sticker 1

Hawaiian Sticker 2

 

 

 

Tsunami Stickers

Hawaiian 1

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Hawaiian 2

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Let's Learn to Prevent Disasters!

            Tsunami Safety Rules

 

Let's Learn to Prevent Disasters 
ISDR, UNICEF (TACRO), 2003

English

     PDF icon     4.01 MB

 

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Featured Resources

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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.
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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.

 
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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. 

 

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Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

Available in English, Bahasa, Spanish and French.
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TsunamiTeacher

DVD copies for PC and Macintosh computers are available free of charge from the ITIC, Hawaii (itic.tsunami@noaa.gov).

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