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>Up to 30,000 residents and tourists could be under threat from a newly discovered tsunami risk in the Caribbean, according to experts in disaster risk management.

A tsunami is a series of ocean waves that are usually caused by seismic events.

The word tsunami is a Japanese word that means “harbour wave”.

A tsunami is pronounced as “soo-nah-mee”.
Tsunami written in Japanese text Tsunami written in Japanese text

Tsunami written in
Japanese text

“tsu” means harbour and “nami” means wave.

Sometimes tsunami are called “tidal waves”, but this is not correct. Tsunami are not caused by the tides. Although tsunami impact on a coastline can be affected by tide level, tsunami are unrelated to tides.

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