Tsunami Education and Outreach

Tsunami Informational Brochures and Posters

Can I Surf a Tsunami?
[poster, 11x17 inches, PDF]

Can My Boat Outrun a Tsunami?
[poster, 11x17 inches, PDF]

How to Survive a Tsunami
[brochure, 11x8.5 inches, PDF]

Tsunamis! What Boaters Should Know
[brochure, 11x8.5 inches, PDF]

The March 11, 2011 Tohoku Tsunami in Japan and California
[poster, 36x22 inches, PDF]

Tsunamis in California
Tsunami Basics - Know What To Do
[poster, 34x24 inches, PDF]

Tsunamis-CGS Note 55
A companion to our tsunami inundation maps.
[pamphlet, 8.5x11 inches, PDF]

Guidance for Local Jurisdictions
to Develop or Review Tsunami Evacuation Plans
[pamphlet, 8.5x11 inches, PDF]

Tsunami Warning! comic book
[booklet, 5.5x8.5 inches, PDF]

Tsunamis on the move...
[poster, 22x17 inches, PDF]

Tsunami Glossary
[booklet, 8.3x11.7 inches (ISO A4), PDF]

Tsunami Education Videos

Tsunamis: Know What to Do! - View the Emmy Award winning animated video produced by the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services.

Tsunamis: Know What to Do! (Spanish subtitled version) - “¡Qué hacer en caso de un maremoto! El Condado de San Diego uso un cortometraje animado para educar a niños sobre los maremotos. Un cangrejo animado enseña los estudiantes qué hacer en caso de un maremoto.”

Video: Lessons Save Lives: The story of Tilly Smith. Learn about an eleven-year-old schoolgirl that was on vacation in Thailand with her family when the tsunami hit in December 2004. She recognized the signs of the receding sea and warned her parents of the impending tsunami. Her efforts saved the life of dozens of people. This story highlights the critical importance of tsunami education.

Tsunami Preparedness videos from the U.S. Geological Survey to help Californians better understand the tsunami hazard for the state:

K-12 Tsunami Education

Grades K-6

Grades 6-12

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