Tsunami Information

Powered by DisasterAWARE®

Your source for tsunami information

Our DisasterAWARE platform, including Disaster Alert™, provides information about tsunamis happening around the world. Information is derived from a variety of scientific monitoring agencies.

Reporting Threshold

A recognized agency has issued a tsunami advisory

Real-Time Processing

√ Global

SmartAlert™
Early Warning
for Tsunamis

DisasterAWARE now includes PDC’s proprietary SmartAlert technology. You select the areas and hazards to monitor and we’ll alert you to threats within or approaching those areas automatically.

Offering the following alert severity levels:

Severity levels are designated by the authoritative reporting agency.

Information
No tsunami threat or a very distant event—no action suggested at this time. No tsunami is expected.
Advisory
Strong currents and waves are dangerous to those in or very near the water.
Watch
Tsunami is not yet known but one is possible.
Warning
Tsunami waves are observed. There are dangerous coastal floods and powerful currents.

Available Formats

Professional versions: SMS Text | Email | App Alerts
Public version: App Alerts Only

Be Aware and Prepare

Always heed instructions from local authorities and receive alerts about major hazards from PDC’s DisasterAlert app or on the DisasterAlert website.

 

Find more information at www.ready.gov/tsunamis

Act now

If you are in immediate danger of a tsunami, seek higher ground as far inland and as quickly as possible.
  • First, protect yourself from an earthquake. Drop, Cover, then Hold On.
  • Get to high ground as far inland as possible. Be alert to signs of a tsunami, such as a sudden rise or draining of ocean waters.
  • Listen to emergency information and alerts.
  • Evacuate: DO NOT wait! Leave as soon as you see any natural signs of a tsunami or receive an official tsunami warning.
  • If you are in a boat, go out to sea.

Plan ahead

Live near or plan to visit a coastal area?
  • If you live near, or regularly visit a coastal area, learn about the risk of tsunami in the area.
  • Learn the signs of a potential tsunami.
  • Know and practice community evacuation plans and map out your routes from home, work, and play.
  • Create a family emergency communication plan that has an out-of-state contact.
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system.

Hazard Brief

Real-Time Impact and Needs Assessment

Through DisasterAWARE  and DisasterAlert you get access to PDC’s unique exposure modeling capabilities—providing accurate assessments of exposure and need for hazards in any part of the world.

How to access Hazard Brief (available for all hazards)

Helpful Features and Layers

Apps powered by DisasterAWARE provide layers of information to help assess the impacts of tsunamis. These include but are not limited to: • Locations and magnitude • Tsunami travel times (model) • Tsunami watch and warning zones • Tsunami monitoring stations (DART buoys) • Tsunami estimated first wave arrival times • U.S. watches, warnings and advisories* • Ocean buoys* * = For disaster management practitioners only

Are you a disaster management practitioner and want to know more?

Specialized Tsunami Products

for Disaster Management Practitioners

DisasterAWARE provides specialized situational analysis reports for use by disaster management practitioners. Some of these are generated automatically with every advisory, while others are custom created by PDC as needed to support hazard response.

Tsunami Travel Time

Direct Economic Loses

Impact Analysis and Potential Needs