Tsunamis could cause beach tourism to lose hundreds of millions of dollars every year

Oahu’s North Shore; Hawaii. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


European tourists are more frequently going to places all over the world with significant tsunami risk, researchers have found. A global tourism destination risk index for tsunamis was released on April 12, at the 2018 Annual Conference of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna, based on a study led by Andreas Schaefer of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

This study examined all prominent tourism destinations globally with regard to the potential tourism loss impact for businesses given the loss of beaches post-tsunami…

Read Full Article, Science Daily (04-12-2018)

Beach resort hit by seven foot wave as mini tsunami strikes the Netherlands; Metro (06-02-2017)
Beachgoers were caught off guard after being hit by the seven foot tidal wave in Zandvoort, a coastal resort in the Dutch province of North Holland…

Impact of 2004 Asian tsunami could have been reduced with mangroves; Star2 (05-02-2017)
Many of Indonesia’s mangrove forests were cleared before 2004 for shrimp farms (aquaculture) – subsequent research showed that mangroves and other forests could help protect coastlines and people from the force of tsunamis, hurricanes, and rising sea levels…

Preparing for Tsunami Hazards on Washington’s Pacific Coast; USGS (03-20-2017)

Are We Wiser About Tsunamis?, Science Daily (09-23-2015)

More People Could Survive Tsunami If They Walk Faster, ABC News (04-15-2015)