Tsunami Pictures

Images on these pages are from the National Geophysical Data Center Tsunami Photographs CD, except image 4 which is from December, 1971 "Popular Science".

2X4 plank stuck in truck tire
Tsunami caused by March 27, 1964 Prince William Sound, Alaska earthquake
left 2 x 12 plank stuck in a truck tire at Wittier, Alaska. (photo by USGS)

Number 1
1. Sequence of pictures showing the parking lot of an aquarium in Japan before, during and after a 1983 tsunami.

Number 2
2. Series of pictures showing the advance of a tsunami in Japan on May 26, 1983.

Number 3
3. Three sequential pictures which show the arrival of a major wave at Laie Point, Oahu, Hawaii on 3/9/1957.

Number 4
4. March 28, 1964 tsunami in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The image was painted from eyewitness accounts!

Scotch Cap Lighthouse by Danell Millsap
Danell Millsap's conception of tsunami hitting the five story high Scotch Cap Light House, Uminak Island, Alaska on April 1, 1946. The top of the light house was almost 100 feet above sea level. More on Scotch Cap!

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