Story: Tsunamis

Local-source tsunamis (2nd of 2)

Local-source tsunamis

This map shows the areas affected by tsunamis from local sources since the 1820s. Tsunamis have accompanied several of the major earthquakes that occurred offshore or close to the coast.

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Sources: GNS Science Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Tsunamis - Tsunamis – New Zealand’s underrated hazard', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2017