Australia and New Zealand Need to Prepare for the Worst Storm and Tsunami that Could Level Entire Cities

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An expert has warned Australia is at risk of being struck by a tsunami. Here’s why the consequences could be fatal.

Tsunami alert

Following a strong but deep 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand on Tuesday morning the warning of  tsunami came.

The eastern coast of Australia could be struck by waves caused by a major event along the Tonga-Kermadec plate boundary, or by an earthquake in Indonesia.

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Source: artist’s impression/dailymail.co.uk

Brendan Crowell, Research Scientist at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, said past tsunamis in Japan demonstrated that waves can reach significantly far inland.

The expert also warned that New Zealand is at risk of being struck by a potentially-devastating tsunami due to the country’s frequent seismic activity.

‘New Zealand is at risk for a large earthquake and tsunami since they are right near a major fault system, the Hikurangi subduction zone which leads into the Tonga-Kermadec subduction zone,’ Mr Crowell told Daily Mail Australia.

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The expert believes that while the likelihood is reduced in comparison to New Zealand, Australia is not immune from being impacted by tsunami waves.

Tsunami propagation models suggest a major event along the Tonga-Kermadec subduction zone would impact the eastern coast of Australia.


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