All Subjects
      All Types

        Info

        Grades

        6-12

        Accessibility

        Textual, Visual

        Permitted Use

        Stream Only


        Part of NOVA
        68 Favorites
        2404 Views

        Once and Future Tsunamis

        Long before the devastating December 2004 Indian Ocean event, tsunamis had already been implicated in the widespread death and destruction in Java and Sumatra following the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa. Tsunamis are also blamed for the collapse of the ancient Minoan civilization on Crete. These energy-charged series of waves are capable of overrunning almost any coastline in the world and exacting a serious toll on both property and life. In this interactive world map from NOVA, you can explore key tsunamis dating from 3.5 billion years ago, along with a hypothesized future event.

        This interactive activity requires Adobe Flash Player.

        Learn more here.

        Contributor:
        Funder:
        Producer:

        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now