Tsunami Center


The WSSPC Tsunami Center contains basic information to prepare and respond in the event of a tsunami, as well as state- and territory-specific information in the WSSPC Member Tsunami pages. Significant tsunamis have occurred during the last 70 years that have impacted the Pacific and Indian Ocean region, and their effects and lessons learned are highlighted in the Tsunami Center Significant Events page. Additional tsunami resources and links to other organizations are also provided below.

Tsunami Safety– What to do Before, During, and After a Tsunami

National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program

Tsunami Resources:
The WSSPC Tsunami Resources page provides a comprehensive list of tsunami resources prepared by our Member Agencies. Visit the tsunami resources page here.

WSSPC Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Committee
WSSPC Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Committee works to mitigate the effects of the tsunami hazard through the development of regional policies and recommendations. More information of their activities can be found on the WSSPC Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Committee web page.

The WSSPC Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Committee prepared WSSPC Report 2011-01, Tsunami Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness: A Perspective from State and Territory Tsunami Programs in the High Tsunami Risk Pacific Region highlighting the community-based mitigation and preparedness activities accomplished by the states, and findings that community preparedness requires strong state programs with federal partnerships and funding to achieve tsunami resiliency.

WSSPC Member Tsunami Pages
Tsunamis generated in the Pacific Ocean affect the WSSPC states of Alaska, province of British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington, and the Pacific territories of Guam, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Each state and territory has online resources compiled in the following links:

Other Tsunami Resources