Missed the Living with Risk Exhibition at the Science Centre? Curious about Tsunamis? Or do you simply want to find out a bit more about Nature’s Electrifying Phenomenons?
Here’s some vital info that may well help you survive a tsunami, should you ever face one!
First of all, WHAT is a TSUNAMI? A series of ocean waves that, when they crash on land, leave a path of destruction in their wake.
What SIZE can a Tsunami reach? To give you a rough idea, some waves surpass 30 metres in height on land!
How FAST can a Tsunami travel? A tsunami can cross the sea at a speed of upto 805km/hr! That’s as fast a jet airplane!!
How to RECOGNISE the approach of a Tsunami? When a tsunami is approaching land, it causes a very sudden retreat of all coastal water towards the see and exposes the harbor and sea floors. This is the warning signal of an approaching tsunami.
In the case of a tsunami…
DO try to find high ground (as high as possible over the sea level) and alert as many people as you can.
But DON’T go back after you feel the tsunami wave retreat, more waves will follow the first and it’ll be the last thing you ever do.
Still craving to know more? Check out this Tsunamis and Earthquakes’ Alert Page