Waves generated by submarine earth movements, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or landslides. source: CRED
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...
People exposed per year
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
External Online Resources on Tsunami