Online Resources for Tsunamis

Overwhelming and frightening. We’ve seen what tsunamis can do. Now check out these websites to learn more about how they occur and what we can do to save lives.

Sign up for tsunami alerts, learn about ongoing research and the global tsunami warning system, and find useful educational resources at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s premier site.

See animations and simulations based on studies of recent earthquakes and tsunamis in Indonesia, Chile, American Samoa and the Pacific Northwest.


Stories, videos and tsunami history at The Why Files.

Researchers at Oregon State University have led studies of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and calculated that there is a one-in-three chance of a tsunami-generating earthquake greater than magnitude 8 in the next 50 years.

At the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab, engineers slam waves into simulated towns and shorelines to understand how tsunamis affect buildings, roads and communities and how we can improve engineering designs.

Oregon Sea Grant helps coastal communities save lives by preparing for tsunamis.