Science

Tsunami Forecasting

Earthquakes, the usual cause of tsunamis, cannot be predicted in time,
but can be predicted in space.

Tsunami waves behave in a predictable way.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) Procedures:

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Brian Shiro, geophysicist, at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC).

The success of the above procedures is predicated on public awareness. Public awareness and tsunami preparedness to save lives is the primary mission of the Pacific Tsunami Museum (PTM). Read about what you should know regarding "Tsunami Safety".

Information above is excerpted from presentation given by Dr. Gerard Fryer of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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Last Revised August 2013