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General Tsunami Awareness

When you feel an earthquake (short version)

Run time: 21 seconds      File name: psa_01

Play location suggestion: coastal areas subject to earthquake

VOICE: Think tsunamis only happen somewhere else? Think again! They've happened in the U.S. and will happen again. Plan to act. If you are near the coast and feel the earth shaking, take action! Quickly move inland and go up to safety. For more information, visit tsunami.gov.

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When you feel an earthquake (mid-length version)

Run time: 30 seconds      File name: psa_09

Play location suggestion: coastal areas subject to earthquake

VOICE: Think tsunamis only happen somewhere else? Think again! Tsunamis happen when ocean water is displaced by an earthquake or other large undersea disturbance. Plan to act. If you are near the coast and feel a quake, hear the ocean roar or see the water recede significantly, a tsunami may be approaching! Get moving! Go inland and up to safety. For more information, visit tsunami.gov.

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When you feel an earthquake (long version with vertical evacuation)

Run time: 24 seconds      File name: psa_11

Play location suggestion: coastal areas subject to earthquake

VOICE: If you live near or visit our coastlines, you should know about tsunamis - a series of ocean waves caused by an undersea earthquake. If you feel the shaking of an earthquake, you may only have moments to act. As soon as the shaking stops, move away from the shore and go uphill or to upper floors of a tall building. For more information, visit tsunami.gov.

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When you feel an earthquake (long version without vertical evacuation)

Run time: 30 seconds      File name: psa_15

Play location suggestion: coastal areas subject to earthquake

VOICE: Do you know that a tsunami can happen here? Tsunamis, a series of waves that happen when ocean water is displaced by an earthquake, can sweep people away and cause great destruction. If you are near the coast and feel a quake, or if you hear the ocean roar and see the water recede, a tsunami may be approaching! Take action! Move inland and go up for safety. For more information, visit tsunami.gov.

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Coastal residents and visitor tsunami awareness (long version, distant earthquake)

Run time: 30 seconds      File name: psa_17

Play location suggestion: coastal areas with tsunami risk

VOICE: If you live near or visit our coastlines, you should know about tsunamis, a series of ocean waves caused by an undersea earthquake. These events can originate far away and cause destructive tsunami waves that reach coasts thousands of miles away hours later. Listen to news reports and follow advice of local officials, including clearing the beach if advised. For more information, visit tsunami.gov.

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