PSA BY: Stuti and Alondra

Characteristics of a Tsunami

  • Normally, a tsunami appears as a rapidly advancing or receding tide.
  • In some cases, a bore (wall of water) or series of breaking waves may form.
  • Sometimes a tsunami causes the water near the shore to recede, exposing the ocean floor, then the wave crest comes with a high speed.

How is a Tsunami formed?

Tsunamis are formed when an earthquake occurs on a plate boundary below the ocean. Also volcanic eruptions, submarine landslides, coastal Rick falls, weather (squalls, tornados, thunderstorms, etc.) can also create tsunamis.

Pictures of Tsunamis

Preventive Measures

Once a tsunami has been formed, there is no way to stop it; but natural barriers such as coral reef can help slow it down. There is not way to prevent a tsunami once it starts it stops its self

Safety tips

  • Plan an evacuation route that leads to higher ground.
  • Never stay near shore to watch a tsunami come in.
  • A tsunami is not a single wave, but a series of waves. Stay out of danger areas until an "all-clear" is issued by competent authority
  • Prepare a safety backpack
  • Identify the danger zones, safe areas and the Assembly


What to do if caught in a Tsunami

  • Use a NOAA Weather Radio or tune to a Coast Guard emergency frequency station or a local radio or television station for updated emergency information.
  • Locate household members and review evacuation plans. Be ready to move quickly if a tsunami warning is issued.
  • If you hear an official tsunami warning or detect signs of a tsunami, evacuate at once.
  • Take your emergency preparedness kit. Having supplies will make you more comfortable during the evacuation.
  • Take your pets with you. If it is not safe for you, it’s not safe for them.
  • Get to higher ground as far inland as possible. Watching a tsunami could put you in grave danger. If you can see the wave, you are too close to escape it
  • listen to the people that are trying to help you

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