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What is a tsunami and how is it formed?

How Tsunamis Work
Includes diagrams of how tsunamis are formed. Plate tectonics, fault lines and earthquakes and how these contribute to the formation of a tsunami.

Tsunami in Asia

Cross-section of a Tsunami
From MSNBC, this diagram illustrates how the waves gained their deadly heights.

Tsunamis: Forces of Nature

What technology is used to detect tsunamis and how are they predicted?

Tsunami Research Program
hazards to Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Research and development activities focus on an integrated approach to improving tsunami warning and mitigation.

Tsunami Tracking System:D.A.R.T.
Deep-Ocean Assessment and Report of Tsunamis Mooring System Animation.

Tsunami Tracking System: D.A.R.T.
Description of D.A.R.T. system complete with diagrams.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Provides warnings to most countries in the Pacific Basin.

Could tsunamis such as the one that hit Southeast Asia happen in the United States?

Tsunamis More Likely to Hit U.S. than Asia

USGS: Earthquake Hazards Program
Describes tsunamis and the ways scientists maintain information and can predict what may happen in the U.S.

International Tsunami Information Center
F.A.Q.s about tsunami warning networks.

National Geophysical Data Center
Worldwide Tsunami Statistics before 12/26/2004

How were countries affected by 2004 tsunami?

At-a-Glance Countries Hit by the Disaster
Provides interactive map with background and analysis information by country.

Fatalities by Country

Areas hit by quake, tidal waves

Wave heights by country

Countries affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake
Provides statistics on a country-by-country basis.

Photos of Disaster

How can we help?

ReliefWeb: Ways that you can help

USAID: Tsunami Relief
Provides list of charitable organizations and how you can help.

Humanitarian Response
How is the worldwide community responding to this tragedy? Provides information on the international gtovernments response as well as the humanirtairan aid agencies' efforts.

How can you prepare for a tsunami?

If a tsunami strikes


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