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Welcome to the TsunamiZone in Alaska!

Join us in learning and practicing how to survive a tsunami in Alaska! Choose your own tsunami Awareness activity and register within your community at TsunamiZone.org.
While Alaska's 2019 Tsunami Awareness Week was March 24 - 30, you can hold an activity anytime this year that still counts.

Coastal Alaska lives with the most serious tsunami risk in the United States. Historically, tsunamis generated by earthquakes in Alaska have caused damage and loss of life along the West Coast and across the Pacific. Here in Alaska, though, tsunamis generated by nearby earthquakes represent “near-field” hazards. In other words, people have minutes rather than hours to reach safety.

What can I do today?

- Be familiar with the tsunami warning signs. A rapid rise or fall in coastal waters and a large earthquake are both signs to an approaching tsunami.
- Know the location of your local evacuation site. Most coastal communities have a designated area on high ground that the community will meet, e.g.: a school.
- Know your community's warning siren or method of letting people know a tsunami is coming.
DO NOT go to the water to watch the tsunami come in!



In 2019, Alaska's Tsunami Awareness Week was March 24 - 30! BUT: You can hold an activity anytime this year that still counts.

Key Resources

Alaska DHSEM Tsunami Website

- Maps showing how tsunamis could affect you
- Educational resources for tsunamis
- Tsunami Awareness information

Alaska Tsunami Brochures

- Tsunamis! What Boaters Should Know, (PDF).
- Tsunamis! Information and Preparedness, (PDF).

UAF Earthquake Center Tsunami Website

Learn about tsunami mapping projects, including potential flooding and pedestrian evacuation times, as well as historic tsunamis and mitigation projects.

NOAA NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Website

Current and past tsunami alerts and definitions as issued by the National Tsunami Warning Center.

- NTHMP Website
National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program website.

ParticipatE and SHARE

How to Participate
Information for individuals, schools and many types of organizations

Tsunami Outreach Resources
Manuals, posters, & much more

Who is Participating?
Lists by county, area, & category

Share Your Activities
Your photos, videos, and stories of tsunami preparedness week

CHECK THE STATS for Alaska

Stats will populate when registration opens for 2020..

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