Although Tsunamis are not likely to directly impact a NIST campus, Tsunami response can be valuable information.
A Tsunami is a series of ocean waves caused by earthquakes, landslides, or volcanic eruptions. These waves can kill people and destroy entire communities. Tsunamis strike as fast-moving walls of water that flood, drain and re-flood the land for hours.
A natural sign of a Tsunami may be your first, best, or only warning that a Tsunami is on its way. Natural signs include an earthquake, a loud roar from the ocean, or unusual oceanic behavior. Such behavior can include a sudden rise/wall of water, or a sudden retreat of the water making the ocean floor visible. If you experience any of these signs, a Tsunami could be approaching.
Take the following actions: