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Three girls walking on the site of the 2004 Indonesia tsunami
However rare they might be, tsunamis are the single most deadly of all sudden onset natural hazards. Millions of people live and work in tsunami-exposed communities across the world’s oceans.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
mangrove trees that were hit by the Tsunami several years ago on a beach in the Aceh Indonesia
In the wake of the 2004 tsunami, coastal forests helped dampen damage from the tsunami. Building on this, an Indonesian NGO called 'Yagasu' are using mangroves to bolster ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction, improve local livelihood, and aid in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Aerial view of Vancouver Island, Canada
An oral history of tsunamis from the First Nations complements computer modelling for tsunami risk in Vancouver Island.
CBC/Radio-Canada
Tsunami warning sign on a beach
Due to the rapid progress and great danger of tsunami disasters, many countries have introduced tsunami warning systems. Their role is to provide as accurate and timely information as possible about the threat.
Telegrafia
Aerial view of Kaikoura township
A survey conducted on the North Island's east coast in 2015 found that despite a high level of public awareness of tsunami hazard, there was still plenty of room for improvement in public evacuation intention.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd
Forecast graphs
Wei Zhang used GIS and statistical data to construct a novel model of tsunami damage in Fairfield, CT. The model can easily transfer to other storm types and communities.
University of Connecticut
Impact of the 2011 tsunami in Japan
Documenting and examining recent events does not provide enough information to fully characterize coastal hazards
Virginia Tech
WTAD logo
This initiative aims to engage with youth living in the regions around the Indian Ocean to share their creative thoughts, ideas, concepts, and/or activities related to tsunami awareness.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters
People standing in line following the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia.
On December 26 2004, waves triggered by a massive earthquake slammed into the coastlines of countries ringing the Indian Ocean. The death toll was enormous.
Conversation Media Group, the
Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami
A small Japanese fishing community managed to recover from the disaster through cooperative community activity.
Tohoku University