the wave

the wave

Tsunamis in the Pacific Ring of Fire

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In spite of the high tsunami risks in the Pacific Ring of Fire, most Polynesian Island dwellers live in coastal areas. When a tsunami hit in December 2009, most Tongans and Samoans were insufficiently prepared as tsunamis of this scale are extremely are. They didn't take the warnings seriously enough until they heard and saw the wave. The video compiles testimonies from tsunami victims and shows how to prepare, respond and recover from such dramatic events. copyright: Stephen Percival. Partners : UNESCO Apia Office, Government of Samoa.