Kōrero: Tsunamis

Distant-source tsunamis (1 o 2)

Distant-source tsunamis

This map shows the directions from which major tsunamis have reached New Zealand since the 1860s. The term ‘run-up’ refers to the height of the tsunami wave above normal sea level. The area inundated by a tsunami depends on the run-up (height) of the wave and the slope of the land.

It is clear that future tsunamis from distant sources may come from any direction.

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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

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Source: GNS Science

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Tsunamis - Tsunamis – New Zealand’s underrated hazard', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/6206/distant-source-tsunamis (accessed 26 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2017