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There is a reason that killer waves have movies made about them. Tsunamis are terrifying. I know that areas at risk of tsunamis usually get warning in the form of the earthquake tremors that cause them and thus are often able to evacuate, but the devastation is still tremendous even if few lives are lost. Just like floods and wildfires, they can take away everything you own in a matter of minutes. But they also have the additional ability of annihilating significantly larger areas. And if they head towards an area with few warning systems, the consequences are deadly.