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    Tsunamis are rare events compared with typhoons and floods but can be extremely devastating. In the past 100 years, 58 tsunamis have claimed more than 260,000 lives; averaging more than 4600 deaths per occurrence. This rate is much higher than any other natural disaster including storms (such as tropical cyclones), floods and earthquakes. This chapter includes brief explanation of physical processes of tsunami generation, propagation and inundation, and disaster mitigation measures with the facts and lessons of the past events.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Ocean Sciences
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128130810
    ISBN (Print)9780128130827
    Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1


    • Damage
    • Disaster management
    • Evacuation
    • Fault rupture
    • Flow velocity
    • Hazard map
    • Indian ocean tsunami
    • Natural hazards
    • Physical oceanography
    • Plate tectonics
    • Sanriku tsunami
    • Tohoku tsunami
    • Tsunami
    • Tsunami impact
    • Tsunami inundation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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