Public Health Consequences of Tsunami

  title={Public Health Consequences of Tsunami},
  author={Lazar Beinin},
The word “tsunami” is of Japanese origin, meaning “big wave in the harbor.” Tsunami are caused by the upward or downward shifting of sections of the ocean bed, usually following strong underwater or coastal earthquakes. Sometimes they are caused by volcanic eruptions and other tectonic processes. These suddenly appearing, devastating waves reflect dramatic changes in sea bed topography, i.e., descent and ascent of rock masses along the soil breaks and sinking of noncondensed material. Tsunami… CONTINUE READING