Pacific Tsunami Museum

Pacific Tsunami Museum

The Pacific Basin has a long and dramatic history of devastation and rebirth caused by natural disasters. The last major Pacific-wide tsunami occurred in 1964.The rare occurrence of a Pacific-wide tsunami in recent times makes them increasingly important to understand as more and more people live and play in coastal areas. Thus, the Pacific Tsunami Museum seeks to gather information and educate the public about the danger tsunamis present. Many tsunami survivor testimonies are also used to help document the cultural history and socio-economic development of Hawaii.