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Tsunamis can be deadly, but they needn’t be. Early warning and early action are effective tools to protect people, saving lives, and preventing the hazard from becoming a disaster. To be effective, tsunami early-warning systems must cover every at-risk person, they must be multi-hazard, and communities must be prepared so they can act quickly.

Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array, Central Washington University
Research briefs
Researchers have developed a global earthquake monitoring system that uses the Global Navigational Satellite System (GNSS) to measure crustal deformation.
Seismological Society of America
Impact of the Japan tsunami in 2011
Update
Ian McKinley, Shinichi Nakayama and Susie Hardie consider how recovery has progressed at Fukushima Daiichi and what lessons can be learned for the future
Nuclear Engineering International
Tsunami Ladies
Update
Resilience can be created anywhere - even at the kitchen table. For six women from Chile and Japan who survived the massive tsunamis that devastated their villages, food played a vital role in helping their communities rebuild and recover. In the
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
António Guterres UN Secretary-General
Statements and messages
MESSAGE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR WORLD TSUNAMI AWARENESS DAY, 5 NOVEMBER We live in a multi-hazard world where risk is systemic and embedded in the very fabric of human development. Currently we are struggling with what some describe as a tsunami
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Report cover
Press release
GENEVA, 12 October 2020 – A UN report published to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13, confirms how extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21 st century. In the period 2000 to 2019
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNDRR Hazards Report Cover
Statements and messages
Statement by the head of UNDRR, Mami Mizutori at the launch of the UNDRR-ISC Technical Report on Sendai Hazards Definitions and Classifications It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the launch of the UNDRR-ISC Technical Report on Sendai Hazards
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

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