Water waves: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Tourists run for life as a large chunk of ice broke causing tsunami
Published: April 3, 2019
Tourists were forced to run for their lives after a giant wave headed their way. As the wave approached with water rolling at terrifying heights a group pf 9 ro 10 people began to run over the ice in all directions. The tourists were on a visit to the Vatnajokul National Park which can be ..
2018 World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD)
Published: November 5, 2018
The World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is observed every year on November 5 to raise awareness about precautionary measures against tsunami and share innovative approaches to risk reduction. Along with risk of large loss of life, the day also highlight the economic losses tsunamis can inflict along vulnerable, densely populated coastlines, shown in red on ..
The 2017 World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) observed on 5 November
Published: November 5, 2017
The World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is observed every year on November 5 to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the dangers of tsunami and shall stress on the importance of early warning systems in order to mitigate damage from the often devastating natural hazard. It also aims at reviving ..
19-metre wave has set a new world record
Published: December 14, 2016
The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has announced that a wave which was recorded by an automated buoy in the North Atlantic ocean between Iceland and the UK in February 2013 to be the “the highest significant wave height measured by a buoy”. This epic wave has overtaken the previous record-holder from December 2007, which also occurred ..
Topics: Atmospheric dynamics • Buoy • Oceanography • Physical geography • Physical oceanography • Physical sciences • Rogue wave • Significant wave height • Trough • Water waves • Weather hazards • Wind wave
Cherry Plants to be planted in Japan to warn future generations about Tsunami
Published: March 7, 2012
Cherry trees planted in tsunami-ravaged city of Rikuzentakata, Japan Residents of the tsunami-ravaged coastal city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate Prefecture have launched a project to plant cherry trees marking the points where waves reached on March 11, 2011 to warn future generations about a repeat of the catastrophe. The residents eventually aim to plant about ..