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Tsunami Data and Information

World Tsunami Awareness Day
November 5

Recognizing that tsunamis are a global threat, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 5 as World Tsunami Awareness Day. This date was chosen to honor the brave actions of a Japanese farmer and village chief credited with saving many lives from a tsunami on December 24, 1854 (November 5th Japanese calendar). The focus of the 2017 campaign is reducing the number of people affected by disasters. Learn more about this event.

NCEI and the co-located World Data Service for Geophysics compile a unique set of tsunami-related products as part of a continuing program to support the interests of tsunami warning centers, engineers, oceanographers, seismologists, and the general public.


Data
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Global Historical Tsunami Events and Runups
Tsunami Deposits and Proxies
Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART®)
Tide Gauge Records
Tsunami Inundation DEMs

Maps
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Natural Hazards Interactive Map
Tsunami Travel Time Maps
Natural Hazards KMZ file

Images, Posters and Publications
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Global Tsunami Sources Poster: PDF (44 MB) / Other versions
Hawaii Historical Tsunami Effects (1812-2015) Poster (17 MB)
Historical Tsunamis (1530-2016) Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and Adjacent Regions Poster: English - PDF (530 KB) / PDF (58 MB); Spanish - PDF (530 KB) / PDF (58 MB)
Historical Tsunami Effects near the Tonga Trench (1837-2015) Poster (20 MB)
Publications
Tsunami Images
Tsunami Sources Icosahedron
Science on a Sphere: Tsunami Datasets