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a cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption

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My daughter who used to live in the United States' earthquake zone of Los Angeles, California, sent me a comprehensive information and guidelines on how Americans are to be well-prepared for hazards like tropical cyclones, tsunamis, earthquakes, flood surges, etc.
For distantly generated tsunamis, outdoor warning sirens will sound statewide.
Even though 11 earthquakes have hit Makran region in Pakistan this year, which is classified as a subduction zone in which two tectonic plates overlap, this does not mean Oman is prone to tsunami. However, given the history of the eastern part of Makran which already caused an earthquake in 1945, Oman could be at risk.
What is not as well-known is that tsunamis can be produced by other natural phenomena aside from an undersea earthquake.
"Tsunamis can be caused by volcanically induced landslides above or below water, and by volcanic eruptions themselves.
The eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 killed more than 36,000 people in a series of tsunamis. Anak Krakatoa is the island that emerged from the area once occupied by Krakatoa, which was destroyed in 1883.
ISLAMABAD -- World Tsunami Awareness Day 2018 will be observed on Monday across the world including Pakistan aims at minimizing the number of people affected by disasters worldwide.
In its message to raise awareness on World Tsunami Awareness Day, marked on November 5, the Geological Survey Department, said that there have been tsunamis in Cyprus in the past.
Taiwan is not usually as affected by tsunamis as it is earthquakes and typhoons, but experts warn citizens not to lower their guards, as the new earthquake cycle of the Manila Trench has arrived with the potential for shocks of up to 8.0 magnitude.
KARACHI -- The District Municipal Corporation (DMC) East falsely issued a tsunami and thundershower warning in the city on Tuesday, which the DMC's municipal commissioner later termed as a 'typo.'
Lim, who was announced as DAP's Seri Iskandar candidate yesterday, said the six political tsunamis includes the urban tsunami, rural tsunami, Sabah tsunami, Sarawak tsunami, women tsunami, and youth tsunami.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday organised a drill and an art competition for school children in Cox's Bazar to raise awareness and preparedness on Tsunami, reports BSS.
The organizations will investigate technologies to predict tsunamis and take preemptive measures aimed at mitigating tsunami disaster risk in the Kawasaki coastal zone.
The undersea megathrust earthquake was caused when the Indian Plate was subducted by the Burma Plate and triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people in 14 countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 metres (100 ft) high It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history.
This surging seawater provided an unanticipated test for a new, faster way to forecast tsunamis.