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Tsunami Information

What Is a Tsunami ?

Tsunami (soo-NAH-mee):
A Japanese word that means harbor wave; a sea wave of local or distant origin that results from large-scale
seafloor displacements associated with large earthquakes, major submarine slides, or exploding volcanic
islands. Typically generated by seismic or volcanic activity or by underwater landslides.

How will I know if a Tsunami is coming ?

If you're near a coastal beach, here are ways to know a tsunami may be imminent and you need to
seek higher ground:

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