World Tsunami Awareness Day

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World Tsunami Awareness Day
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World Tsunami Awareness Day

World Tsunami Awareness Day is an annual event observed on November 5th to spotlight the perilous impact of tsunamis and emphasize the crucial need for preparedness and early warning systems. It was initially established in 2015 through United Nations General Assembly Resolution 70/23. On this day, various countries organize events, and individuals are urged to raise awareness through social media.

Tsunami awareness holds significant importance, given that over the past century, there have been 58 tsunamis resulting in a combined death toll exceeding 260,000 people. Between 1998 and 2018, the economic losses due to tsunamis amounted to $200 billion. With the potential for increased tsunami risks in the future due to population growth in coastal areas and rising sea levels, the official theme of World Tsunami Awareness Day 2022 is "#GetToHighGround," encouraging individuals to practice tsunami evacuation plans. Walks organized in Portugal and Mauritius contribute to spreading this crucial message.