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Tsunami and Earthquake Research at the USGS
This portal provides access to information on United States Geological Survey (USGS) research and resources on tsunamis and earthquakes. Materials include news and events in USGS tsunami research, an overview of the program, and basic information on the life of a tsunami. There are also links to individual research projects. The site also features an extensive set of tsunami animations of real and hypothetical events, and links to VRML models of real and hypothetical events.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Government
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
Animations require Quicktime
VRML models require Web3D viewing software
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information (unless otherwise noted) and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested. We strongly recommend that USGS data be acquired directly from a USGS server and not through other sources that may change the data in some way. While USGS makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information, various data such as names, telephone numbers, etc. may change prior to updating. USGS welcomes suggestions on how to improve our home page and correct errors. USGS provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished data.
DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-122
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Western Coastal and Marine Geology
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Laura Zink Torresan
Western Coastal and Marine Geology
United States Geological Survey (USGS)