Tsunami Unit Study
Shocking Video of Japan Quake, Tsunami
A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake - the fifth largest recorded since 1900 - hit off Japan's northeastern coast Friday afternoon, setting off a 13-foot tsunami that swept cars and buildings miles inland.
Save the Children Mobilizes Response to Massive Japan Earthquake, Tsunamis
We are extremely concerned for the welfare of children and their families who have been affected by the disaster. We stand ready to meet the needs of children who are always the most vulnerable in a disaster. How you can help.
GOP budget cuts target tsunami warning center
Bright, huh? The plan approved by the GOP-controlled House last month would trigger deep cuts for the National Weather Service, including the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii. Democratic Rep. Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii called the GOP cuts reckless and even dangerous.
'Twilight' Stars Evacuated Following Tsunami Warning
Following the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan, the stars of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" -- including Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart -- were evacuated from the set of their movie on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
Illustrated presentation from BBC showing how the 9.0 earthquake
in the middle of the Indian Ocean created tidal waves that devastated
seaside communities in that area.
This is probably the best overall coverage of the Asian earthquake
and tsunami that struck on December 26, 2004. It is not for the
tenderheated, so parents of young children may wish to preview
Homeschoolers Plan to
Help Tsunami Victims - 12/27/04
David Albert organizes relief effort by homeschoolers to help
orphans in South India. By David Albert.
Savage Earth: Waves of Destruction
Highlights include animated illustrations, articles, an "Ask
the Experts" section, photographs, and video downloads.
Savage Seas - The Crow's Nest
Discover the power of waves and how fast they can travel. Includes
animations and videos clips.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A tsunami (pronounced
tsoo-NAH-mee) or tidal wave is a series of waves (called a "wave
train") generated in a body of water by a pulsating or abrupt
disturbance that vertically displaces the water column.
Answers many questions about the topic. What does tsunami mean?
How are they created? What happens to a tsunami as it approaches
The tsunami disaster explained
Animated slides showing how the tsunami formed and traveled.
Features some brief facts about these gigantic waves and how
they are formed. From FEMA.
Undersea Earthquakes Cause Tsunamis
Tsunami means "harbor wave" in Japanese. A tsunami
is formed in the sea. It is triggered by a disturbance in the
ocean floor. Most tsunamis are caused by earthquakes. Great illustrations.
... more about earthquakes.
Tsunami Coloring Book
This coloring book was designed and written by Jewell Hermon
when a senior at Palmer High School in Palmer Alaska and was
published in 1986 by the State of Alaska's Division of Emergency
Tsunami Information for Kids
About two dozen activities for kids to learn more about tsunamis. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A demonstration to show how earthquakes affect sea waves. Uses
a clear box half filled with water on a table. The table is then
struck with a rubber mallet and the waves in the box are observed.
Divided into four levels. Pre-Elementary school, 2nd to 4th grade,
5th to 8th grade and High School. Print out all you need. Teacher's
key provided. Also in Spanish.
30-page online comic book showing how an earthquake in Alaska
can cause a tsunami in Hawaii. Much reassuring information about
the Pacific Warning System. Book is intended to be printed. Children may need help assembling.
As you look for the hidden words, remember that they can be horizontal,
vertical, or diagonal -- frontward or backward! Once you've found
a word, simply click on the first letter and drag to the last.
For a new puzzle, hit the restart button. Good luck!
In this article, we'll look at what causes tsunamis, the physics
that drives them and the effects of a tsunami strike. We will
also examine scientists' worldwide efforts to monitor and predict
tsunamis in order to avoid disasters like the one that occurred
in the final days of 2004.
Background on the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
Hard data, facts and still and animated illustrations of the
December 27, 2005, tsunami from Columbia University.
Tsunami-Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan
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.
Pacific Tsunami Museum
Promotes public education about tsunamis for the people of Hawaii
and the Pacific Region. Includes answers to commonly asked questions
and tsunami photographs.
West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Brochures in pdf format giving tsunami and earthquake safety advice and statistics.