National Geographic Tsunami 101
Located in Honolulu, the International Tsunami Information Centre (ITIC) was established in November 1965 by the IOC and UNESCO.
The ITIC's responsibilities include monitoring the international tsunami warning activities in the Pacific and other oceans and bringing to Member and non-member States information on tsunami warning systems.
Source: International Tsunami Information Centre, 2014.
A Tsunami is a series of powerful ocean waves produced by an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or asteroid impact. Tsunami waves can travel great distances and still retain much of their strength. They differ from common ocean waves, which are caused by wind. The word tsunami is a combination of Japanese words meaning harbor andwave.
Source: World Book Online, 2014
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