Tsunami Disasters

A “tsunami” is a huge wave from the ocean caused by geological movements beneath the sea, mainly by earthquakes, but also by volcanic eruptions, the hit of a meteorite or a nuclear explosion. As it is rather a temporary rise of the sea level, it cannot be felt on the ocean, but only by the wave hitting the coast.

The most devastating tsunami ever hit South East Asia on 26/12/2004.

The word “tsunami” is of Japanese origin, meaning “harbor wave”. It derives from fishermen coming back from fishing on a quiet sea, and finding the harbor destroyed by the ocean.

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PDC Active Hazards

High Wind
Advisory
Highwind - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)
Highwind - Advisory
Reported:
Mon, 01 May 2017 01:50:58 UTC
29 minutes ago
Updated:
Mon, 01 May 2017 01:51:57 UTC
28 minutes ago
 
Flood
Watch
Flood - Watch (Hawaiian Islands)
Flood - Watch
Reported:
Mon, 01 May 2017 01:31:42 UTC
48 minutes ago
Updated:
Mon, 01 May 2017 01:32:54 UTC
47 minutes ago
 
Flood
Watch
Flood - Watch (Hawaiian Islands)
Flood - Watch
Reported:
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:03:45 UTC
2 days ago
Updated:
Mon, 01 May 2017 01:31:57 UTC
48 minutes ago