Tsunami Warnings

Hawaii Tsunami Warnings


With funding from the U.S. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program and in collaboration with NOAA Public Affairs, the ITIC produced two informational videos.  The content list for Tsunami Warnings can be download from the link below.  The product is available upon request from ITIC.

The Tsunami Warning and Evacuation training video is a compilation of news announcements and stories aired during the 1986 and 1994 tsunami evacuations in Hawaii.  Actual footage is shown of the evacuation of coastlines and boats in harbors, sirens and voice alert systems, emergency officials working to clear beaches prior to the first-wave arrival, the traffic problems, and the issuance of the “all-clear” announcement when the non-destructiveness of the tsunami was determined.  The video also includes rare footage of the 1946 tsunami, the 1995 Greenland tsunami wave, and simulations of tsunami waves destroying a parking lot and building.  It was developed for use by emergency managers and other government officials for education and training.  The video is 11.50 minutes long and is available in DVD format.







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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 (itic.tsunami@noaa.gov).

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