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What Can the Ocean Floor Tell Us About Tsunamis?

July 26, 2018
Digital elevation models provide a framework for more accurately predicting tsunami impacts in coastal communities and saving lives.

On This Day: Papua New Guinea Tsunami of 1998

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.

Visualizing Disasters: New Hazardous Event Posters Available

August 24, 2018
NCEI’s latest editions of its historical natural hazard events posters have been released.

On This Day: Historic Krakatau Eruption of 1883

August 23, 2018
On this day in 1883, the volcano on the island of Krakatau violently erupted, setting off a chain of cataclysmic destruction.

Buoy Data Help Tsunami Preparedness

August 27, 2018
Gathered by a fleet of detection buoys, data about tsunamis stored by NCEI provide perspective about the rare but deadly hazard.

On This Day: 1960 Chilean Earthquake and Tsunami

August 14, 2018
In 1960, the largest earthquake ever instrumentally recorded occurred in southern Chile.

On This Day: Great Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami

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.

November 5: World Tsunami Awareness Day

November 6, 2018
The first World Tsunami Awareness Day promotes awareness to help curb the destruction these deadly natural forces can cause.