By: Luke Diasio
Why Tsunamis are geohazards
Tsunamis are huge forces, they erode loads of soil, and displace many objects. They can take an ordinary town, and through tons of pressure and power, shift it into a ruin of a landscape. They are extremely dangerous, and can kill/seriously hurt people. And they are naturally forming, so they are geohazards. Cities/states on the beach-side are particularly vulnerable.
Worlds worst tsunami
On July 9, 1958, the worlds worst recorded tsunami, at 1720 ft tall, struck Lituya Bay, Alaska. It was about 1/3 of a mile above sea level. Millions of trees were uprooted, and pushed away. It was measured by the highest peak of the waves height, like most tsunamis. It occurred there-->
Because the cove was mostly abandoned, only one boat was sunk, and killed two fishermen.
In the order of a tsunami, evacuate to high ground as fast as possible. If you feel an earthquake, and are near the beach, leave the area immediately. Tsunamis are not just a single wave, generally there are multiple following. Leave the area until given the OK sign by the officials. Also, make sure to have a family evacuation plan, to make your safety as smooth as possible. As a rule of thumb, IF YOU SEE THE TSUNAMI, YOU ARE TOO CLOSE TO ESCAPE. ACCEPT YOUR FATE. Tsunamis can move much faster than a human can run! ;)