Tsunami Science and Safety

Tsunami Science and Safety

Tsunamis are one of the most destructive forces in nature. See why and how they are formed and how people everywhere are using new technology to better prepare their communities and diminish the devastation from these giant waves.


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Earth Science, Geology, Oceanography

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Learn all about tsunamis and how to stay safe if one is headed to your area with this series of videos from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Use a selection or all seven videos with your students to help them understand how tsunamis form, how stronger tsunamis have forced us to use technology for better warning systems, and what steps they should take if a tsunami warning or watch is put in place.

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Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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