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A superwave triggered by seismic activity

tsunami

Seismic sea waves Geomedicine A superwave that can circle an island, and pound the otherwise protected leeward side with ↑ velocity–up to 365 km/hr or 225 miles/hr; waves can reach a height of 25+ meters; the Boxing Day (2004) tsunami centered in Indonesia claimed 300,000 lives. See Geological disaster. Cf Tidal waves.
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For more information on Tsunami Ready please contact the Indian Ocean Tsunami Information Centre Mr.
This will help in better educating people about the preventive measures to be taken in the event of the tsunami.
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The method's simplicity goes too far, says Eddie Bernard of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Center for Tsunami Research in Seattle.
A boat stands on a dock after it was lifted by an earthquake-triggered tsunami in Coquimbo, Chile, Thursday, Sept.
This creates tsunamis that propagate trough-first in one direction and crest-first in the other.
Washington, March 8 ( ANI ): The earthquake zones off of certain coasts-like those of Japan and Java-make them especially vulnerable to tsunamis, a new study has revealed.
He informed the height of tsunami wave would different at different location as it would forward and will be weaken while enter into Arabian Sea where Pakistani coastal line located at.
At the tsunami watch centers, scientists use computer models to predict how big the waves will become.
The National Tsunami Hazards Mitigation Program (NTHMP) assists states in emergency planning and in developing maps of potential coastal inundation for a tsunami of a given intensity.
Earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a destructive local tsunami and sometimes a destructive regional tsunami along coasts located usually no more than a thousand kilometers from the earthquake epicentre," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.