Tsunami Safety In WA

Tsunami are surges of water that can be generated by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides or meteorite impacts. Tsunamis, unlike normal cresting waves, hit the shoreline with a large plateau of water behind them.

The impact of a tsunami on land has been likened to a ‘violent onrushing tide’. Large objects such as ships can be carried several kilometers inland before a tsunami subsides. The enormous surge of a tsunami can also lift giant boulders, flip vehicles, and demolish houses.



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Follow this link to the Fire & Emergency Services Authority of WA Website for more information on Tsunami Safety in WA

Australian Council of State Emergency Services 2013