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Tsunami

Waves generated by submarine earth movements, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or landslides. source: CRED

tsunami warning system, by Flickr user uosɐɾ ɹnɥʇɹɐɔɯ, CC BY-NC 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmcar/9686704

The art and science of early disaster warnings

6 Jan 2015, Asian Scientist

'Early warnings work best when adequate technological capability is combined with streamlined decision-making, multiple dissemination systems and well-prepared communities,' 'even the most advanced early warning systems are only as good as their ability disseminate warnings efficiently and through multiple pathways,' and 'early warning systems need to be anchored in public trust and credibility,' asserts Nalaka Gunawardene in an editorial on the tenth anniversary of the devastating Asian Tsunami of December 2004...


Human Exposure - Absolute exposure to tsunami
  Countries  
People exposed per year
1 Indonesia 5,402,239
2 Japan 4,497,645
3 Bangladesh 1,598,546
4 India 1,114,388
5 Philippines 894,848
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Number of tsunami occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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