World Tsunami Awareness Day is observed every year on November 5. It aims to create awareness about this deadly disaster. In response to its repeated and bitter experiences, Japan initiated World Tsunami Awareness Day, which provides information, insights, and actions that can help to mitigate the impact of tsunamis in the future.
This year’s theme is “Early Warning and Early Action Before Every Tsunami.”
According to the UN, there have been 58 Tsunamis over the past 100 years, killing more than 260,000 people, or an average of 4,600 people per disaster, which is higher than any other natural disaster. The highest number of deaths in that period was in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004.