Natural Disasters, July 17

1998 Papua, New Guinea earthquake, a 7.0 Mw earthquake triggered a tsunami that destroyed ten villages, killing up to 2,700 people and leaving several thousand injured.
2006 Pangandaran Tsunami and Earthquake, a 7.7 Mw earthquake severely affects the Indonesian Island of Java, killing 668 people and leaving more than 9000 injured.

The big question is, how often do we have tsunamis? On average two tsunamis occur each year, but the average for really destructive tsunamis is about one every 15 years.


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