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World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is celebrated annually on November 5 to promote the development of local disaster at national and community level risk reduction procedures to save more lives from disasters Celebration of World Tsunami Awareness Day 2020 promotes ‘Sendai Seven’ campaign, target

Tsunamis are unusual occurrences, but one of the deadliest natural disasters known to mankind A report on the official United Nations website reveals that in the past 100 years, 58 tsunamis have caused more than 260,000 deaths, an average of 4,600 for each disaster, surpassing some other natural hazards

Many readers probably don’t know this, however, the highest tsunami death toll occurred during the Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004 The destructive disaster left a large number of deaths, in 14 countries it influenced It caused 227,000 deaths in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India alone and the country hardest hit was Thailand

The theme for World Tsunami Day 2020 is organized as a 30-day campaign with key events focused on the Sendai Framework’s global target E: Dramatically increase the number of countries with national techniques and local disaster risk reduction by 2020, with particular emphasis on two key segments underpinning the understanding and powerful support of hazard reduction procedures and their ownership by vulnerable communities: scientific competence and information and indigenous memory

According to the UN, « wave » has Japanese origins, it includes the Japanese words « tsu » (which means port) and « nami » (which means wave) Thus, a tsunami is a series of gigantic waves produced by an underwater disturbance that is usually related to earthquakes occurring under or near the ocean Tsunami waves often look like walls of water and can attack the shore and be risky for quite a long time Waves can repeat every 5 to 60 minutes

A tsunami is a series of ocean waves with long wavelengths (usually several kilometers) caused by large-scale worsening of the ocean, for example,

These aggravations can be either from below (for example, underwater earthquakes with huge vertical displacements, underwater landslides) or from above (for example impacts of meteorites)

Tsunami is a Japanese word with the English interpretation: « harbor wave » Previously, tsunamis were called « tidal waves » or « seismic sea waves » The term « tidal wave » is misleading ; Although the effect of a tsunami on a coastline depends on the tide level at the time a tsunami hits, tsunamis are random depending on the tides (Tides are the result of gravitational impacts of the moon, sun and planets). term « seismic sea wave » is also misleading « Seismic » suggests a generation mechanism related to earthquakes, but a tsunami can also be caused by a non-seismic event, for example a landslide or a meteorite impact. p>

Tsunamis are also often confused with storm surges, although they are a wide variety of phenomena A storm surge is a rapid rise in coastal sea level caused by a significant weather event – they are often related to tropical cyclones

According to the United Nations website, after the deadliest tsunami of 2004 in the Indian Ocean, the United Nations General Assembly chose to designate November 5 as World Tsunami Awareness Day It was observed steadily since December 2015 The fundamental intention of this day is to raise awareness about the tsunami, especially among the more than 700 million people living in low-lying coastal regions and small islands

World Tsunami Awareness Day is a brainchild of Japan which, due to its repeated and unpleasant experience, has developed significant long-term expertise in areas, for example, tsunami early warning, l ‘public activity and better work after a disaster to decrease future effects United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) encourages recognition of World Tsunami Awareness Day in collaboration with the rest of the United Nations system

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