Your source for tsunami hazard information
Our DisasterAWARE Pro platform, as well as our Disaster Alert™ public app, provides information about tsunamis happening around the world. Information is derived from a variety of scientific monitoring agencies.
DisasterAWARE provides information about tsunamis as soon as an authoritative agency has issued a tsunami advisory.
√ Global (Automatically Processed)
SmartAlert™ Early Warning
DisasterAWARE Pro now includes PDC’s proprietary SmartAlert technology. You select the areas and hazards to monitor and we’ll alert you to threats within or approaching those areas automatically.
Severity levels are designated by the authoritative reporting agency.
Professional versions: SMS Text | Email | App Alerts
Public version: App Alerts Only
Be Aware and Prepare
Always heed instructions from local authorities and receive alerts about major hazards from PDC’s DisasterAlert app or on the DisasterAlert website.
If you are in immediate danger of a tsunami, seek higher ground as far inland and as quickly as possible.
- First, protect yourself from an earthquake. Drop, Cover, then Hold On.
- Get to high ground as far inland as possible.
Be alert to signs of a tsunami, such as a sudden rise or draining of ocean waters.
- Listen to emergency information and alerts.
- Evacuate: DO NOT wait! Leave as soon as you see any natural signs of a tsunami or receive an official tsunami warning.
- If you are in a boat, go out to sea.
Live near or plan to visit a coastal area?
- If you live near, or regularly visit a coastal area, learn about the risk of tsunami in the area.
- Learn the signs of a potential tsunami.
- Know and practice community evacuation plans and map out your routes from home, work, and play.
- Create a family emergency communication plan that has an out-of-state contact.
- Sign up for your community’s warning system.
Real-Time Impact and Needs Assessment
Through DisasterAWARE Pro and Disaster Alert you get access to PDC’s unique exposure modeling capabilities—providing accurate assessments of exposure and need for hazards in any part of the world.
How to access Hazard Brief (available for all hazards)
Helpful Features and Layers
Apps powered by DisasterAWARE provide layers of information to help assess the impacts of tsunamis. These include but are not limited to:
• Locations and magnitude
• Tsunami travel times (model)
• Tsunami watch and warning zones
• Tsunami monitoring stations (DART buoys)
• Tsunami estimated first wave arrival times
• U.S. watches, warnings and advisories*
• Ocean buoys*
* = For disaster management practitioners only