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Student Guide to Tsunami Information
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Test Your Knowledge of Tsunamis
Here's your chance to test your tsunami knowledge. Print NOAA's Tsunami Trivia Quiz, try filling out the Tsunami Crossword Puzzle or play the Matching Game to see how much you really know about tsunamis! tsunami trivia tsunami crossword tsunami match
Helpful Hint: If you get stuck, try the Tsunami Glossary.

Tsunami Models
Unfortunately, we do not have any models or plans for you to create your own tsunami.  Many students have impressed us, though with some of their ideas.  Check out this wave simulator and these animations for ideas.  If you have a tsunami model that you would like to share with other students, please e-mail us at
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Student Corner Frequently Asked Questions
Would you like to know... Suggested Reading
Where can I find information on the Indian Ocean 2004 Tsunami? Indian Ocean tsunami article on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site

NOAA's Web Links

USC Tsunami Research Center

GEsource: Natural Disasters and Hazards-Tsunamis

IndoTsunami web site follow-up activities to the Indian Ocean tsunami

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program - Latest Earthquakes

NGDC Tsunami Data

Children of Tsunami: Interviews of children affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Where can I see a photo of a tsunami? Archives on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site

Photo of the Month on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site

www.waveofdestruction.org
Is this photograph real? Disputed Photographs
What is a tsunami and how are tsunamis created? FAQ Section on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site

Tsunami Summary on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site

University of Washington Tsunami Page

International Tsunami Information Center

Interactive Tsunami Robot on the web
Is there a Hawaiian word for tsunami? There are three Hawaiian expressions used to describe tsunamis. "Kai e'e" is a general term for tsunami waves, literally, the "climbing sea" and "kai ho'e'e" means the "rising sea". "Kai mimiki" is used to describe the "receeding sea" before the kai e'e arrives.  The receeding water is actually the trough of the tsunami reaching shore.
Where can I find Hawai'i tsunami evacuation zone maps? Tsunami Map Viewer was created by NOAA to provide easy, online access to the State’s tsunami evacuation zone maps.
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What do all these big words mean? Look words up in the Tsunami Glossary on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site
Has a tsunami ever happened where I live? NGDC Tsunami Database: search tsunami events and historical data
How will I know if a tsunami will hit where I live? FEMA Factsheet

FAQ Section on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site

Tsunami Preparedness

Survive a Tsunami

International Tsunami Information Center

Hawaii State Civil Defense
Can I see run-up maps of Hawaii's tsunami history? Science Section of the Programs page on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site
Are there interactive maps of Hilo? Hilo Walking Tour on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site

Hilo Bay Interactive Map on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site
Where can I read tsunami stories? Tsunami Stories on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site

Student Essays on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site

Tsunami Reference Books

Tsunami Reference Books for sale at the Pacific Tsunami Museum Store web page
Where can I watch video of tsunami survivors? Tsunami survivor video on the home page of the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site

Survivor Video on the Archives pages of the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site

2004 tsunami video
I can't find what I'm looking for on your site, where do I look? Links Page on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site

Tsunami Reference Books on the Pacific Tsunami Museum web site

Tsunami Reference Books for sale at the Pacific Tsunami Museum Store web page
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yellow tsunami hazard zone sign Tsunami Signs
If you are interested in seeing tsunami signs from around the world, check out Tsunami Signs. Japan Shelter sign phuket evacuation route sign Buddy Thaisign

Tsunami Art

More tsunami art can be seen at our Tsunami Art Gallery. Hokusai tsunami painting

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