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Natural Disaster: Tsunamis

Yr 8 Natural Disaster

ABC Education - Catalyst: Tsunami Prevention in the Pacific

By investigating sediments and debris left by devastating tsunamis throughout history, Japanese scientists are making discoveries that change the way we understand disaster prevention in the Pacific.

Watch as research teams examine rocks and mud layers, create digital simulations of past tsunamis, and investigate the seabed where the 2011 Tohoku earthquake originated. What do they discover that may help predict and prevent future disasters?

Japan Tsunami 2011

June 9, 2011 — The March 11 earthquake and tsunami left more than 28,000 dead or missing. See incredible footage of the tsunami swamping cities and turning buildings into rubble.

Indian Ocean Tsunami