North Sea Tsunami of 5 June 1858
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:02:31 PM
The Danish Meteorological institute (DMI) has recently released a report that suggested that the risk of a tsunami off Danish coasts was very low. DMI predicted that a tsunami was likely to occur once every 1,000 years and that it would most likely be catalysed by a seabed shift in an area north of Scotland.
Actually there is a comprehensive tsunami warning system being put in place throughout Europe. In Denmark, DMI has been assigned the responsibility of being the tsunami watchdog and will convey any dangers of tsunamis the same way they do major storm systems, utilising the media, police and other emergency crews. The tsunami warning system is scheduled to be ready and fully implemented sometime 2013.
While a storm in the North Sea can be predicted days ahead of time, with a tsunami there is only about a five to six hour window before the water masses hit the Danish coast.