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Tsunamis - the Indian Ocean catastrophic event

The recent catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami demonstrates the insignificance of man in the context of his natural environment. This talk presents a brief back ground on how tsunamis are caused and the potential threat to the UK, but focuses mainly on the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami of December 26th 2004.

The catastrophic Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 demonstrates the insignificance of man in the context of his natural environment. Focusing on the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, this talk will explore how such a devastating phenomenon is caused and the potential threat posed to the UK.

One of the country's longest-running and The Saturday Evening Lecture Series 2006 is supported by John Smith & Son booksellers and the Apex City Quay hotel.

The lectures will take place in the Tower Extension Lecture Theatre at 6 pm, entry is free and all are welcome to attend. Further information on the entire programme is available at www.dundee.ac.uk/events and enquiries can be directed to events@dundee.ac.uk or 01382 384460.


Dr David Tappin | talks


Date and Time:

1 April 2006 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



University of Dundee
01382 384021

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