December TsuInfo Now Available

This issue of TsuInfo includes articles on: National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program Multi-State Project: California and Hawaii collaborate on tsunami response playbooks Worldwide response to World Tsunami Day Also featured are tsunami project updates, news, newly published research, and upcoming events Find this month’s issue here A copy of this publication is free upon request and is […]

Portal Update

We’ve updated some of the data on our Geologic Portal including: tsunami evacuation maps and surface geology at 1:24,000 and 1:100,000 scales. For tsunami evacuation, we’ve fixed some wonky data and more importantly, added the evacuation zones and routes for the area surrounding the Port of Tacoma. We’ve also updated our 24k geologic mapping data with […]

World Tsunami Awareness Day

In December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly designated Nov. 5 as World Tsunami Awareness Day, calling on all international bodies, countries, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals to observe the day to raise tsunami awareness and share innovative approaches to risk reduction, both before and after a tsunami. This year, the focus of World Tsunami Awareness Day is […]

October TsuInfo Now Available

This issue of TsuInfo includes articles on: New Without Warning! Tsunami comic released A new comic book, Without Warning! Tsunami, is the latest collaboration by TsuInfo partners to bring preparedness messaging to youth. In 2013, Oregon Office of Emergency Management’s Geologic Hazards Program Coordinator Althea Rizzo approached Dark Horse Comics with a proposal. An avid comic book fan herself, Rizzo […]

Newly Published: San Juan Tsunami Inundation Hazard Maps

Tsunami Hazard Maps of the San Juan Islands, WA —Model Results from a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Scenario This new publication is part of a collaborative effort to show areas at risk of inundation by tsunamis that are generated from large earthquakes. See other reports and maps on our Tsunami Inundation webpage. For more on […]

New Data on the Geology Portal

The Oil and Gas and the Tsunami Evacuation databases have been updated and are now available on the Geology Portal. The datasets can also be downloaded directly from our GIS & Databases webpage. Updates to the datasets include: addition of new documents for recently abandoned  Jackson Prairie gas storage wells, addition of a new well, […]

June TsuInfo Now Available

This issue of TsuInfo includes articles on: Dedication of the nation’s first tsunami vertical evacuation structure   New outreach products from the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration First ever world Tsunami Awareness Day set to debut in November Also featured are tsunami project updates, news, newly published research, and […]

The October/November 2013 issue of TsuInfo Alert is now available

Highlights of this issue include an article on the vertical tsunami evacuation structure to be incorporated into the design of the new Ocosta Elementary School in Grays Harbor County, and the publication announcement for Landslide and liquefaction maps for the Long Beach Peninsula, Pacific County, Washington: Effects on tsunami inundation zones of a Cascadia subduction […]

Do You TsuInfo?

The August edition of TsuInfo Alert is now published and available online! TsuInfo Alert is a bi-monthly newsletter that links scientists, emergency responders, and community planners to the latest tsunami research. This newsletter is published by the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources on behalf of the National Tsunami Hazard […]


On July 18, DGER Chief Hazards Geologist, Tim Walsh, led a field trip for FEMA officials and their international counterparts from Australia and New Zealand. While traversing Elliott Bay on the Seattle-Bainbridge Island ferry, he spoke on the subject of earthquake and tsunami threats to the Seattle area, recounting evidence of Seattle Fault activity and […]