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Descriptor English: Tsunamis
Descriptor Spanish: Tsunamis
Descriptor Portuguese: Tsunamis
Descriptor French: Tsunamis
Entry term(s): Tsunami
Tree number(s): G01.311.933
SP4.037.403.519.270
SP8.473.654.517.362
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D057192
Scope note: Series of ocean waves produced by geologic events or underwater LANDSLIDES. These waves can travel at speeds averaging 450 (and up to 600) miles per hour in the open ocean.
Annotation: coordinate with DISASTERS if pertinent; specify geographic location
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
HI history
SN statistics & numerical data
Public MeSH Note: 2010; see TIDAL WAVES (2009)
History Note: 2010; use TIDAL WAVES (2009)
DeCS ID: 22758
Unique ID: D057192
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Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Tsunamis - Preferred
Concept UI M0521317
Scope note Series of ocean waves produced by geologic events or underwater LANDSLIDES. These waves can travel at speeds averaging 450 (and up to 600) miles per hour in the open ocean.
Preferred term Tsunamis
Entry term(s) Tsunami



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