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Tsunamis

September 27, 2019
The 2009 Samoa Islands tsunami caused the largest number of American deaths due to a tsunami in the 21st Century.
July 26, 2018
Digital elevation models provide a framework for more accurately predicting tsunami impacts in coastal communities and saving lives.
August 24, 2018
On the evening of July 17, 1998, a 7 magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea, followed by a series of three deadly tsunami waves.
August 24, 2018
NCEI’s latest editions of its historical natural hazard events posters have been released.
August 23, 2018
On this day in 1883, the volcano on the island of Krakatau violently erupted, setting off a chain of cataclysmic destruction.
August 27, 2018
Gathered by a fleet of detection buoys, data about tsunamis stored by NCEI provide perspective about the rare but deadly hazard.
August 14, 2018
In 1960, the largest earthquake ever instrumentally recorded occurred in southern Chile.
March 8, 2019
On the morning of March 28, 1964, without warning, the largest recorded earthquake in U.S. history struck Alaska’s Prince William Sound.
October 29, 2019
The first World Tsunami Awareness Day promotes awareness to help curb the destruction these deadly natural forces can cause.