Landslide tsunamis becoming ‘more frequent’ amid fears of significant threat to UK Nuclear plants need to be protected against natural disasters occurring once every 10,000 years. “We believe the government should consider adding tsunamis to the National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies,” Professor Peter Talling, a Durham University marine geologist, told the Sunday Times. Previously, tsunamis were not considered a danger to Britain as they are often caused by earthquakes, which are unusual in this country. However, the seismic sea waves can be set off by underwater landslides. These have occurred in the UK at least six times in the past 20,000 years.
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