NOAA Live! Pacific Islands - Minutes Matter: Nature’s Warning Signs for Tsunami
Cindi Preller, oceanographer at the NOAA National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, will offer an interactive live presentation about how to use nature’s clues to best prepare for a future tsunami event.
May 22, 2020 marks the 60th year since the 1960 Great Chilean earthquake. With a magnitude of 9.5, it was the largest earthquake ever measured and wreaked havoc across the entire Pacific Basin through its seismic activity and the tsunamis it triggered.
Earthquakes and tsunamis have occurred globally since our planet was born. Tsunami have no season and cannot be predicted; nature, however, does provide us with clues. It is critical that children learn these live-saving facts since they are the best teachers and will pass these tools on to others. This presentation will provide students with tsunami, earthquake, and volcano education through a variety of games and activities.
This webinar is targeted to students grades 2–6 but is suitable for all ages to enjoy.
- Tsunami Hazard Maps: States and territories produce maps for their coastlines that identify tsunami inundation and evacuation areas.
- Tsunami Education and Outreach Material: Resources available about tsunami safety, including a 2-minute fast draw animation.
- Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Video Playlist: Collection of videos and animations from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
- Tsunami FAQs
- Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards