Improving End-To-End Tsunami Warning for Risk Reduction on Canada's West Coast
Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC
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Tsunamis pose a significant hazard along Canadas Pacific West Coast. Although relatively infrequent in occurrence, they are among the most destructive forces in nature and can cause enormous loss of life, injury and property damage. Tsunamis are a series of unusually large waves formed by a large-scale displacement of water. Among the most widely recognized causes of tsunamis are earthquakes, but tsunamis can also be produced by shoreline and underwater landslides, shoreside and underwater volcanoes, and even by asteroids impacting water bodies.