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Tsunami preparedness information guide for disaster planners intergovernmental oceanographic commission of unesco hazards resulting from tsunamis. Tsunamis are associated with earthquakes, landslides or volcanic eruptions that occur in, or adjacent to, the ocean this usually results in the sudden movement of water. The jatwc utilises national capacity where available to provide notification and verification of earthquakes that may generate tsunamis.
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