During our circumnavigation
we experienced the Global Tsunami in Thailand
. That is the only place we were located when a tsunami actually occured. That is not the only place where we have had tsunami warnings. When we were in Daniels Bay in the Marquesas
, there was a tsunami warning, but nothing ever materialized.
We have been multiple places where serious tsunamis have occurred including American Samoa
, Hiva Oa in the Marquesas
, Langkawi in Malaysia
, Phuket in Thailand
, and the Maldives
Tsunamis used to seem like a remote
and unlikely event until I stopped to consider how many places I have been where tsunamis have actually happened. Although tsunamis are infrequent events
, there are precautions that we can take in tsunami zones such as anchoring
in deep water
rather than close inshore in shallow water
. You can read about our tsunami experience in Thailand by visiting this link: GLOBAL TSUNAMI - EXIT ONLY SURVIVES GLOBAL TSUNAMI WITH BARELY A SCRATCH.* PRIVILEGE 39 CATAMARAN.
What places have you visited as a cruiser where tsunamis have actually occured in your lifetime?