Before a tsunami is imminent, people living in areas where tsunamis are possible should construct tsunami emergency kits and organize a family communications plan. When a tsunami watch is issued, people should tune into ... More »

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, tsunamis are a naturally occurring part of Earth's climate and can't be prevented. The best course of action people can take when dealing with tsunamis is... More »

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A natural disaster is solely caused by natural earthly forces. A natural disaster is only considered to be a disaster if the severe natural event takes place and does damage in an area populated with human beings. More »

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Tsunamis have numerous negative impacts on people: they cause illness and injury, even death, cause homelessness and job loss and destroy infrastructure in human communities. Tsunamis pose short-term and long-term threat... More »

Over 150,000 people died as a result of the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, which is the deadliest tsunami as of January 2015. Out of the 150,000 people who perished during the tsunami, it is believed that up to 50,000 wer... More »

The height of a tsunami is determined by the depth of water at the point where it starts. Tsunami wave heights of up to 50 feet have been recorded, according to Wikipedia. More »

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Tsunamis are measured by their runup,which is the difference between an observed sea level and the distance the tsunami waters reach on shore. This is generally measured once the danger has passed, so debris and destruct... More »