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Alaska Tsunami

In this video adapted from Alaska Sea Grant, learn about the devastating tsunamis generated by the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964. Hear firsthand accounts about the tsunamis and see an animation showing how tsunamis are created when there is a sudden displacement of water, caused by a change in elevation of the seafloor or by landslides. Observe how tsunamis impact coastal communities, and learn how research is critical for community preparedness.

This media asset was adapted from "Ocean Fury: Tsunamis in Alaska" by Alaska Sea Grant.

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