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The next tsunami: history could tell

Breaking Earth News: Sydney, Australia
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March 12, 2007
AUSTRALIA had a reputation as a region where few tsunami hit, but there have been 37 reported in the last 150 years. "Relatively speaking, this is a much higher rate of occurrence than many other regions of the globe." One tsunami hit in August 15, 1868, after a large earthquake had rocked Chile the previous day. When it hit Australia, its impact was felt hardest in the west, where a four-metre wave inundated the coastline near Shark Bay, carrying rocks, coral and fish up to 300 metres inland.

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