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Tsunami Warnings

Nature's warning (general, no earthquake, short version)

Run time: 27 seconds      File name: psa_02

Play location suggestion: coastal areas with tsunami risk

VOICE: Tsunamis, a series of ocean waves usually caused by an undersea earthquake, can happen here. Nature's warning may include a loud roar from the ocean and noticeable receding of sea waters. When nature warns, act! Quickly move inland and uphill or into a building for safety. For more information, visit tsunami.gov.

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Nature's warning (general, no earthquake, mid-length version)

Run time: 31 seconds      File name: psa_10

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 usually caused by an undersea earthquake. When tsunami waves crash ashore, people and property are swept away. Nature's warnings may include a loud roar from the ocean and noticeable receding of sea waters. When nature warns, act! Go inland and up to safety. For more information, visit tsunami.gov.

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Nature's warning (general, no earthquake, long version)

Run time: 35 seconds      File name: psa_16

Play location suggestion: coastal areas with tsunami risk

VOICE: If you spend time on the coast, you should know about tsunamis, a series of ocean waves usually caused by an undersea earthquake. You can't see them out in the water, but when tsunami waves reach the shore, people and property are swept away. Nature's warning may include a loud roar from the ocean and noticeable receding of sea waters. If you feel an earthquake and see seawater recede, act now: go inland and up to safety. For more information, visit tsunami.gov.

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Nature's warning (general, with earthquake, long version)

Run time: 30 seconds      File name: psa_20

Play location suggestion: coastal areas subject to earthquake

If you live near or visit our coastlines, you should know about tsunamis, a series of ocean waves caused by an undersea earthquake. We learned from the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan that when the earth shakes more than 20 seconds, a devastating tsunami may happen quickly. When nature warns, act! Go inland and up to safety. For more information, visit tsunami.gov.

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Official tsunami warning (general, media announced, short version)

Run time: 20 seconds      File name: psa_08

Play location suggestion: coastal areas with tsunami risk

VOICE: A tsunami warning means that a dangerous series of waves, a tsunami, is on its way. Listen to official advice on radio or TV and follow instructions. Be ready - learn how to prepare. Visit tsunami.gov.

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Official tsunami warning (general, media announced, mid-length version)

Run time: 20 seconds      File name: psa_12

Play location suggestion: coastal areas with tsunami risk

VOICE: A tsunami warning means that a dangerous series of waves, a tsunami, is on its way. Tsunami waves can be generated by large distant earthquakes. Listen to official advice on radio or TV and follow instructions. Be ready - learn how to prepare. Visit tsunami.gov.

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Official tsunami warning (general, media announced, long version)

Run time: 31 seconds      File name: psa_18

Play location suggestion: coastal areas with tsunami risk

A tsunami warning means that a dangerous series of waves, a tsunami, is on its way. Tsunami waves can be generated by large distant earthquakes. These events can originate far away and cause a destructive series of waves to reach coasts thousands of miles away hours later. Listen to official advice on radio or TV and follow instructions. Be ready - learn how to prepare. Visit tsunami.gov.

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Official tsunami warning with siren (general, long)

Run time: 30 seconds      File name: psa_19

Play location suggestion: coastal areas with tsunami sirens

A tsunami warning means that a dangerous series of waves, a tsunami, is on its way. Tsunami waves can be generated by large, distant earthquakes. These events can happen far away and cause destructive tsunami waves to reach coasts thousands of miles away hours later. If you're on the beach, you may hear a siren. Hear the siren? Leave the beach! Be ready - learn how to prepare. Visit tsunami.gov

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