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WA’s North West coast has Australia’s highest tsunami danger, new data reveals

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The North West coast of Western Australia’s proximity to Indonesia’s active earthquake zone puts it at a greater tsunami risk than the rest of the country, new data reveals.

The latest tsunami hazard modelling created by Geoscience Australia updates data from a decade ago, and will be used in disaster risk management, evacuation plans and infrastructure planning.

Although the possibility of a tsunami hitting the WA coast remains low, there have been more than 50 recorded tsunami incidents in Australia since European settlement with the largest impacts in that region, Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan said in a statement on Monday.

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