Tsunamis

What happens???

A tsunami is a long high sea wave caused by an earthquake, submarine landslide, or other disturbance.

Why Should I Worry About this???

Although not a major threat in North Carolina it could still happen.

Of one does happen you should get to high ground,

Am I In Danger??

All coastal places can experience a tsunami they are very unlikely in North Carolina as most happen in the Pacific ocean.

How Do They Measure Tsunamis??

The height,the amplitude,and the velocity are all ways that the tsunami can be measured.These factors help predict how devastating this will be.

Want some real life examples????

One recently happened in 2010 as a result of a Chilean 8.8 magnitude earthquake and caused 50 deaths.Another one happened in 2011 on March 11 as a result of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan.

How Can I Protect Myself And My Loved Ones???

Here are three simple and easy things to do


  1. Pack supplies to help you survive.
  2. Practicing a tsunami evacuation regularly.
  3. Learning the warning systems that your emergency services use.