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Anatomy of a Tsunami
This interactive from NOVA Online shows how the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was triggered, how its waves traveled thousands of kilometers largely unchanged, and what happened once the waves reached coastlines both near and far from their source. Users can click on highlighted points on the map to see animations and written narrative describing the tsunami's effects.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Source: NOVA Programming, 'The Wave that Shook the World'. Web site copyright 1996-2005 WGBH Educational Foundation.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-009-675
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation