Publications - Video, Animation & Audio Files

Note: These lists are far from complete. We are adding materials as we can. Please check back often.


Ocean Today - Tsunami Awareness Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) videos
CREW's YouTube channel offers a number of earthquake and tsunami related videos and webcasts.
Ocean Today - Tsunami Awareness Tsunami Awareness
3:17 minutes, from Ocean Today, a NOAA site that explores ocean phenomena on video.

Why and how to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On!"
6:19 minutes, Demonstration by Professor Lori Dengler, 2009 Great California Shakeout, YouTube channel

Tsunami Preparedness in Oregon
9:07 minutes, 215 MB, .mov file

Earthquakes in Oregon!
40:39 minutes, 277,608 KB, .mov file
Washington County Public Afairs Forum presentation.

Earthquakes in Oregon! short version
1:20 minutes, 9,328 KB, .mp3 file
Washington County Public Afairs Forum presentation.
SMILE 2010 Tsunami Preparedness Public Service Announcements
2 MB to 5 MB .wav files
Videos created by Oregon State University's SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences) 2010 Program high school student teams
Team 1 | Team 2 | Team 3 | Team 4 | Team 6 |
Team 7 | Team 8 | Team 9 | Team 10 | Team 11 | Team 12


Tsunami Animation: Prince William Sound, Alaska, 1964
1:28 minutes, YouTube Mercator projection | Orthographic projection

One of the largest earthquakes ever recorded by instruments (and the largest ever in the United States) struck south-central Alaska on March 27, 1964 (local time). This 9.2 magnitude earthquake generated a tsunami that killed people in Alaska and California and damaged property in those states as well as in British Columbia, Oregon, and Hawaii. This NOAA/NWS/Pacific Tsunami Warning Center animation shows how that tsunami may have propagated in the Pacific Ocean and covers a 20-hour period finishing with an "energy map" showing the forecasted maximum heights of open-ocean tsunami waves followed by the forecasted tsunami runup on the coasts.

Cannon Beach Tsunami Simulation
2:00 minutes, 3,964 KB, .mov file


Tsunami Audio PSAs, courtesy of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program:
General Tsunami Awareness | Tsunami Warnings | Historical U.S. Tsunami Events
Tsunami Siren Systems, courtesy of KAST 1370 Astoria
10:07 minutes, 4.05 MB, .mp3 file
Thunderbird Killer Whale story
1:35 minutes, 1.45 MB .mp3 file
Tsunami Safety Tip
0:30 minutes, .mp3 file

Levels of NWS tsunami messages:

Tsunami Warning 0:30 minutes, .mp3 file

Tsunami Advisory 0:30 minutes, .mp3 file

Tsunami Watch 0:30 minutes, .mp3 file

Tsunami Information Statement 0:30 minutes, .mp3 file