Hawaii tops the list of beach destinations at risk of tsunami

Hawaii tops the list of beach destinations at risk of tsunami
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Terrified of tsunamis? Maybe cancel those holidays in Hawaii, Bali or Phuket. They’re all among the top 10 major tourist beaches deemed most at risk of the big waves.

“Hawaii is number one because of all the tsunamis that can come from the frequent ‘ring-of-fire’ earthquakes zones, from Japan, Alaska, South America and other regions,” said Andreas Schaefer of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, who has developed the first ever ranking of beach tsunami risk. “Phuket was also among the most prominent at-risk destinations, as was …

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