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NOAA Tsunami [website]   [open html - 17KB]

Alternate Title: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Tsunami [website]

"A tsunami is a series of ocean waves generated by sudden displacements in the sea floor, landslides, or volcanic activity. In the deep ocean, the tsunami wave may only be a few inches high. The tsunami wave may come gently ashore or may increase in height to become a fast moving wall of turbulent water several meters high. Although a tsunami cannot be prevented, the impact of a tsunami can be mitigated through community preparedness, timely warnings, and effective response. NOAA has primary responsibility for providing tsunami warnings to the Nation, and a leadership role in tsunami observations and research." This website offers a variety of information about tsunamis, from the basics to preparedness methods and hazard assessments. There are several links to other resources on the local, state, and national level.

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