What is a tsunami and how is it formed?
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
Forces of Nature
What technology is used to detect tsunamis
and how are they predicted?
to Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Research and development
activities focus on an integrated approach to improving
tsunami warning and mitigation.
Deep-Ocean Assessment and Report of Tsunamis Mooring System Animation.
Tsunami Tracking System:
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?
More Likely to Hit U.S. than Asia
Earthquake Hazards Program
Describes tsunamis and the ways scientists maintain information and can
predict what may happen in the U.S.
Tsunami Information Center
F.A.Q.s about tsunami warning networks.
Geophysical Data Center
Worldwide Tsunami Statistics before 12/26/2004
How were countries affected by 2004 tsunami?
Countries Hit by the Disaster
Provides interactive map with background and analysis information by country.
Fatalities by Country
Areas hit by quake, tidal
affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake
Provides statistics on a country-by-country basis.
Photos of Disaster
How can we help?
Ways that you can help
Provides list of charitable organizations and how you can help.
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?
a tsunami strikes