ALERTS

NOAA

How will we know a tsunami may be coming?

Other than feeling the ground shake, we rely on tsunami warning centers to alert us about potential risk.  Dr. Lori Dengler explains the process for accessing and communicating a tsunami hazard.


Geologist Lori Dengler says a Tsunami Communications Test is coming. 

On the morning of March 28th, folks will encounter alert tones, texts and other messages announcing the test. This is a preparedness effort for a tsunami coming from afar.

To learn about receiving emergency alert notifications, click here.


Geologist Lori Dengler discusses notification systems for hazards and emergencies...

Beyond television and radio, alerts can be sent to you via phone or email. Dr. Dengler encourages signing up to be notified!


Mexico was the first country in the world to develop and implement an earthquake early warning system.

Within seconds of the recent 8.1 quake in southern Mexico, the temblor's location and magnitude were calculated and alerts were sent to neighboring communities.  Geologist Lori Dengler talks about the importance of this effective early warning system.