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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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So it is advised that if a person is in a coastal community and feel the shaking of a strong earthquake, he may have only minutes until a tsunami arrives.
'There is a history of Makran causing an earthquake in 1945 which resulted in a tsunami leading to deaths in Oman and the probabilistic data show it could hit again but we don't know when,' he said.
Range and her advisors apparently created the model after realizing that no one had done research on the possibility of a tsunami resulting from the asteroid impact.
The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center was established in 1949 following the 1946 Aleutian Island Earthquake and tsunami that resulted in 165 casualties in Hawaii.
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"Instability of the slope of an active volcano can create a rock slide that moves a large volume of water, creating local tsunami waves that can be very powerful.
To a question, he said, 'According to our systems' calculations a possible Tsunami wave would take 22-23 minutes to hit Gwadar area and reach Karachi in 3-4 hours with reduced magnitude as compared to the one hitting the earlier.'
Indicative panels should be fixed at all the seashore to guide people about the safe regions during the tsunami.
Southeast Asia has already been hit by a series of devastating tsunamis this year, including the recent disaster in Indonesia which has caused over 1600 deaths.
The press statement, however, was misinterpreted by the DMC East and it issued a circular stating that in pursuance of the press release issued by the chief meteorologist, scattered rain, thundershowers, and tsunami are expected in Karachi in September next year.
Hence my hope is to also see a Sabah tsunami and a Sarawak tsunami.
We only got to know about this after the 2004 Tsunami in Indonesia." He said the Bangladesh government has already taken many initiatives to minimize the loss, if Tsunami hits.