A tsunami is a series of powerful, fast moving waves produced during a large scale ocean disturbance. Tsunami can occur with very little warning and are caused by a variety of events such as earthquake, volcanic eruptions, explosions or landslides.

Tsunami can cause rapid and unpredictable changes in water level, resulting in dangerous rips and currents in harbours, coastal inland waterways and along beaches. Less frequently, tsunami can also result in more serious inundation of coastal land, serious threat to lives and damage to property in low lying coastal areas.

Follow this link to the QLD Government State Disaster Management Group Website for more information on Tsunami Safety in QLD.

Australian Council of State Emergency Services 2013