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Tsunami Prone Nations Learn from Disasters to Prevent Future Ones

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“Like a monster, it destroys everything.”That’s how one school girl from a Pacific Island nation described a tsunami.On Dec. 26, 2004, a magnitude-9.1 earthquake in Indonesia set off a massive tsunami which killed more than 230,000 people across four countries and cost an estimated $10 billion in damages.Nov. 5 is World Tsunami Awareness Day and at the United Nations Wednesday, disaster risk reduction was high on the agenda.“What I can tell you is that the tsunami wave cannot...

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