World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017: Portugal

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Though they may be rare, tsunamis are among the most devastating natural disasters. They know no coastal borders. Coastal communities – often concentrated in low-lying and highly populated areas – are the most potentially vulnerable to coastal hazards including tsunamis, with heavy human and economic losses. International cooperation is key for deeper political and public understanding; as well as involvement in reducing our risks from these coastal natural hazards.

Portugal is not immune from these natural hazards, but it is well equipped with a Tsunami Warning Center to protect citizens in Portuguese and neighboring coastal areas. Learn more about how this tsunami warning system works to save lives!

Learn more about tsunamis and the work of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission:

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