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West Bengal Hazard Mapping : Tsunami

When Mother Nature gets ferocious, she makes different plans to sweep away the sign of human beings from earth. People have been familiar with many natural calamities such as famine, draught, flood and earthquake, but one of the most disastrous calamities that has severely affected many areas in the country is Tsunami. Tsunami is the continuous water wave series which is caused by a shift in a large volume of water, mostly in an ocean or big lake.

Other devastating disturbances like earthquakes, land and underwater volcanic eruptions, underwater nuclear explosions, glacier calving, landslides and meteorite impacts helps in generating tsunami. The word tsunami is derived from the Japanese composition - 'tsu' means 'harbor' and 'name' means 'wave'. Tidal waves are also sometimes referred to tsunami.


Tsunami Affected Areas of India
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