Our Website Has Moved!
For updated information please visit tsunamiresearchcenter.com
This is the California home of the Tsunami Research Center
The TRC is
actively involved with all aspects of tsunami research; inundation
field surveys, numerical and analytical modeling, and hazard
assessment, mitigation and planning.
The TRC has developed the tsunami
inundation maps for California and the tsunami code MOST, now used by
NOAA. MOST is the only validated code used in the US for tsunami hazard mapping with
detailed inundation predictions. TRC faculty and students have surveyed
all except one of the "modern" tsunamis since 1992, and have been
working on mega-tsunami surveys for the 1946 Aleutian and 1956 Amorgos,
The TRC is a unit of the Department of Civil
We acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF),
the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Governor's office
of Emergency Services (OES) and the Earthquake Engineering Research
Institute (EERI) that have made our field and modeling work possible. This site started in 1995 with the generous encouragement and support of NSF's Dr. Cliff Astill and is dedicated to showcasing the impact of recent tsunamis.
Please use our interactive map above to learn about past tsunamis
by dragging the blue square on the left map and viewing details on the right.
Click on the pulsating circles on the right detail map to learn about a specific location.
You can also use a larger version of the worldmap here.