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5 ways that climate change increases the risk of tsunamis

Climate change can escalate the threat of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions which increases the chance of tsunamis. Image: UNSPLASH/Todd Turner

Jane Cunneen

Research Fellow, Curtin University

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Damage caused by tsunami in forest area, with lots of trees having been ripped from the roots.
'Scientists survey damage from a megatsunami in Taan Fiord that had occurred in October, 2015 after a massive landslide'. Image: Peter Haeussler, United States Geological Survey Alaska Science Center/Wikimedia

People on boat near iceburg formation.
There is an increased risk of tsunamis from iceburg calving. Image: UNSPLASH/Long Ma


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