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Whoa: Tsunami Alert?

September 29, 2009

From SFGate, the National Weather Service has issued a tsunami warning after after 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck near American Somoa. Although no evacuations have been ordered, people are advised to stay out of the water. Then this:

A tsunami with a wave height between 20 centimeters and 65 centimeters above normal tide levels is likely, the center said.

There needs to be a term that means ‘tsunami’ without conjuring images of waves cresting over oceanfront apartment buildings.

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