Monday, June 6, 2011

Beware of Tsunami!

Beware of Tsunami (6:30 min)

A tsunami is chain of fast moving waves that can be triggered by an earthquake. On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake generated a large tsunami hitting many countries around the Indian Ocean. Among the countries affected were Indonesia, India, Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Communities near coastal areas are highly vulnerable to tsunami. The most recent earthquake and tsunami that struck Fukushima, Japan is another reminder about the effects of a tsunami in coastal areas. Hence, public awareness about the impact and mitigation of tsunamis must be promoted.

This video is part of the  Understanding Earthquakes and Disasters: Photo-Video Presentations,” a project funded by the DLSU-Manila University Research Coordination Office (URCO).

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