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PTWC Media & Visitor Information

We welcome anyone interested in tsunamis to tour our center or learn about tsunamis from the various materials available online.

Visiting PTWC

Please contact PTWC Administrative Assistant Miwako Miyakuni at or 1-808-689-8207 to set up your visit. Groups of 15 or fewer persons are welcome, although sometimes larger groups can be accommodated. Foreign nationals must supply their passport numbers at least a week in advance of the planned visit. If a longer term stay of more than 3 days is desired, please submit your request at least 30 days in advance.

News media are welcome to visit PTWC to conduct interviews with staff members, take photographs, collect video footage, and learn about tsunamis. However, when a tsunami event is in progress, no media representatitives will be allowed inside the PTWC operations center until after PTWC issues a cancellation bulletin. In those cases, the media are welcome to remain outside the PTWC building to broadcast their reports from onsite and participate in press conferences.

Media Resources

PTWC scientist Dr. Nathan Becker has created a range of video animations on the PTWC YouTube channel.

The International Tsunami Information Centre (ITIC) has a comprehensive online collection of tsunami-related maps, drawings, photos, animations, statistics, and links compiled on their website. Some of the commonly requested references include:

Social Media

New!! You can follow and interact with PTWC on popular social media networks Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. We look forward to connecting with you there. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.