Tsunami, Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Volcanic Eruptions and other Natural and Man-Made Hazards and Disasters - by Dr. George Pararas Carayannis

Tsunami, Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Volcanic Eruptions and other Natural and Man-Made Hazards and Disasters

Frequently Asked Questions About Tsunami and the International Tsunami Warning System

Questions fréquemment posées au sujet de Tsunami et du Système d'Alerte International de Tsunami (En Français)

Preguntas hizo con frecuencia acerca de Tsunami (En Espagnol)

What generates tsunami?
Why are tsunami so destructive?
What did the May 1960 Chilean Tsunami Do?
What was so devastating about the Great Alaskan Earthquake and Tsunami of 1964?
What did people do before the International Tsunami Warning System was established?
What is the International Tsunami Warning System(ITWS)? What is the International Tsunami Information Centre (ITIC)? What is the International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System (ICG/ITSU)?
Why is the International Tsunami Warning System (ITWS) and the International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC) one of the most successful international scientific programs in disaster reduction?
Why is the ITIC visiting scientists program successful?
What is the International Tsunami Warning System(ITWS)?

What is a seismic station? What is a tide station? How many seismic and tide stations are used by ITWS? What happens when a major earthquake or other disturbance prompts a tsunami? How the Tsunami Warning System Works? How are Tsunami watches and warnings disseminated? What are the Capabilities and Limitations of the International Tsunami Warning System (ITWS)? What is a WDC?


Special Bulletins / Recent Events / Announcements / Recently Completed Conferences / FAQs / Impact on Society / Mechanism, Propagation, and Terminal Effects / Historical Database / Major Pacific Tsunamis / Great Alaska Tsunami of 1964 / Tsunami Bibliographies / Tsunami Warning Systems / Real Time and Long Term Prediction and Evaluation / Tsunami Computer Movies / Miscellaneous / Research Reports/Journals / Tsunami Links

Prediction / Fault Plane and Mechanism Solutions / CALIFORNIA - The Big One / THE BIG ONE / CHILE - 22 May 1960 / CHINA - Earthquakes /CHINA - Earthquake Prediction / COLOMBIA: 12 December 1979 / EL SALVADOR - 13 January 2001 /GREECE - 7 September 1999 / INDIA - 25 January 2001 / JAPAN - Major Earthquakes / JAPAN - 1995 Kobe Earthquake / MEXICO - 19 September 1985 / PAPUA - NEW GUINEA :17 July 1998 / PERU: 17 October 1966 / PERU - 23 June 2001 / PORTUGAL - The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 / RUSSIA - Kuril Islands - 4 October 1994 / TURKEY - 17 August 1999 / TURKEY - 12 November 1999 / TURKEY - Underwater Signatures of the Kocaeli Earthquake of 17 August 1999 / USA : Alaska - The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 / Source Mechanism of the 1964 Great Alaskan Earthquake / USA - Alaska: 9 July 1958 / USA - State of Washington - 28 February 2001 / USA - California - The Santa Barbara Earthquakes of December 1812 / VANUATU - 26 November 1999


The 15th Century B.C. Volcanic Explosion of Santorin / The Bronze Age Explosion of Santorin (Thera) / The Great Explosion of the Krakatau Volcano ("Krakatoa") of August 26, 1883, in Indonesia / Volcanos in The Pacific Basin / Volcanoes of the World- Links / Volcano Watch Satellite Images - The World's 10 most Active Volcanoes

Frequently Asked Questions / Hurricane Surge Prediction - Understanding the Destructive Flooding Associated with Hurricanes / Hurricane Iniki in Hawaii- September 11, 1992 / The Bathystrophic Hurricane Surge Model / Hurricane Imagery - Tropical Cyclones

The International Decade for Natural Desaster Reduction (IDNDR) - Mitigating the Impacts of Man-Made and Natural Hazards in Developing Nations / HAZARDS 98 - An Opportunity and a Challenge for Disaster Mitigation in the New Millennium / The Protection of Cultural Heitage Sites from Natural and Man-Made Disasters / Natural Disasters in Oceania

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