Hurricane Katrina Sources

"On 29 August 2005, as hurricane Katrina was rumbling towards New Orleans, a seismic hum more than 1000 times the strength of the average volcanic tremor was felt nearly 3000 kilometers away in southern California. Its source was the hurricane itself… This is the first time that a hurricane's seismic signal has been detected so far away."

— New Scientist, 23 September 2006

The purpose of this guide is to direct users to authoritative sources of information on Hurricane Katrina that struck the Gulf Coast on 29 August 2005. To quickly access one of the following sections, please select a link below:

Five Years Later

Three+ Years Later

One Year Later


Publications & Reports


Engineering Aspects