World Tsunami Awareness Day

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2020 Date5 November 2020
2021 Date5 November 2021
World Tsunami Awareness Day

World Tsunami Awareness Day History

World Tsunami Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about the effects of Tsunamis. Tsunamis are enormous waves created by underwater disturbances, usually earthquakes. This day aims to encourage innovative ideas and approaches to reduce the damage and risk of tsunamis.

World Tsunami Awareness Day was established in 2015 by the U.N General Assembly. It is observed annually on November 5th.

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World Tsunami Awareness Day Facts

  • By 2030, 50% of the world will live in or near coastal areas exposed to flooding, storms, or tsunamis according to the U.N.
  • The 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami cost Japan most than $235 billion in damages. It was the most expensive disaster in the world.
  • Tsunamis are caused by natural disasters including earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, and extraterrestrial collisions.

World Tsunami Awareness Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Learn more about tsunamis and how to recognize signs of an approaching one. Learn how to protect yourself at Tsunami Ready.
  • Watch a movie about tsunamis. Our suggestions:
    Geostorm (2017)
    San Andreas (2015)
    The Wave (2015)

  • Research the types of natural disasters that can occur in your area. Know and understand what to do and have a plan in case of emergency.

World Tsunami Awareness Day - References and Related Sites

UN: Tsunami Day

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