by the Left Coast Rebel
British Left Coast Rebel reader Cambridge Lady commented here that she was very concerned about Tuvalu Island being that there is not much higher ground for inhabitants there. Not being familiar with Tuvalu, I pulled this up from Wikipedia:
Tuvalu formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its nearest neighbours are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It comprises four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of 12,370....Obviously it would make sense that Tuvala and similar islands could get hit particularly hard by a tsunami being that it is located midway between Hawaii and that, as Cambridge Lady mentioned, there is not much 'higher' ground to flee to. I read that the tiny nation-island averages 6' above sea level. Also, being that it is located halfway to Hawaii, I assume that would put the tsunami at 12 The only advice that I can give is to make sure to check into the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center but when I visited the site, no information for Tuvalu was available.