Tsunami—The Big Wave
To enter this NASA website, click on the wave or go directly to this page. This website does not have information about the most recent tsunami in South East Asia, but there is a lot of material here about tsunamis, including a quiz and a Teacher’s Guide.
Surviving a Tsunami—Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan
This website, from the United States Geological Survey, contains amazing photos, graphs, and eyewitness accounts of the 1960 tsunami. Read about actions that saved lives, and actions that cost lives, as recounted by eyewitnesses to the tsunami from the largest earthquake ever measured—the magnitude 9.5 earthquake in Chile on May 22, 1960. In interviews several decades later, people in Chile, Hawaii, and Japan recall the tsunami.
The Bridge Tsunami Data Tip highlights the physical and geological forces behind tsunamis and allows students to work with seismic and historical tsunami data. The Data Tip includes background information, a step-by-step data activity, and discussion questions. To access the Tsunami Data Tip visit the Bridge and click on "Tsunami" in the “Data Port” column on the right side of the webpage.
Tsunami: Warming toward a Warning System
This is a current news story from “The Whyfiles—the Science Behind the News”. How do tsunami warning systems work? How quickly could one be built in the Indian Ocean?
How to Survive a Tsunami
Read these tips to find out what to do if you are caught in a tsunami.
Earth Observatory Natural Hazards—Tsunami Images
These satellite images were taken by the Digital globe QuickBird satellite. Compare photos taken of areas before and after the tsunami. You will see the destruction caused by the disaster.
What does "Tsunami" mean? Tsunami is a Japanese word with the English translation "harbor wave.” Find out more here.