Reducing The Threat From Tsunamis

As more and more people move to the coastline in the United States and worldwide, ways must be found to reduce the threat from tsunamis. Tsunamis will inevitably form in the world's oceans and strike many shorelines in the years to come, but they do not have to kill a quarter million people like the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Zones of high tsunami risk need to be mapped, such as places that tend to amplify the waves leading to higher run-ups, and the public needs to be educated about the signs of an impending tsunami. It is important for the public to know not only how to recognize a tsunami, but what to do when one may be approaching. Different types of tsunami warning systems can be built, and new methods of building along coastlines to reduce tsunami damage should be encouraged.

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