Tsunamis, caused by earthquakes or landslides, are a danger that affects people in coastal communities around Alaska. Large waves caused by displaced water can devastate coastlines for thousands of miles with little warning.
Joel Curtis, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service, speaks about the causes and response to tsunamis, and the threat they pose.
360 North is Alaska’s public affairs channel. Part of the statewide offerings of Alaska public television, it is the most widely distributed television channel in Alaska offering a full-time schedule of Alaska programming, public affairs specials, documentaries, historical programs, Native interest shows and coverage of Alaska government.