Fanning Island Tsunami

The Fanning Island Tsunami

Recurrence of tsunami by Porites coral blocks on the southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan. It would be the first place hit by the tsunami in Australian waters. Mick Fanning will compete. Suddenly it swept across the island and destroyed almost everything. Role of coral reefs in tsunami dynamics in an island environment:

11 March 2011 Fanning Island Tsunami Effects

john & joan Hanson, on 13 March 2011 at 13:56h: We had the chance to see Fanning Island on board the MS Rotterdam ( So with all the new information from Japan and what we heard about Fanning Island, does anyone have any information about the human race regarding their post-tsunami state?

For all involved this is an e-mail from a Fanning inhabitant about the events during the tsunami of 11 March 2011:

Volunteer to bring health care to the outlying island of Fanning Island.

The HONOLULU (KHNL) - A group of healthcare professionals and voluntary workers come together to help those who live in one of the most isolated places on earth. Fanning Island is smiling lightly, although their situations may not be as light. "Approximately four per cent of the kids dies before they turn one year old," said Rollin Caristianous, a voluntary worker.

"They are as good as dead without outside help," said Rich Smith, a volunteer. is one of the most secluded places on earth, about a thousand leagues from Hawaii. There is a shortage of health services for the approximately 4,000 people living there: "There is a physician on Christmas Island, but there are no physicians on Fanning or Washington," said Caribian.

Things like that almost exactly halted their economics of having some sales of skills and some revenue from patrons who come off the battleship," said Smith. For example, Hawaiians hired a yacht, Caristianous and boyfriends, and set sail on a good will operation to provide much-needed health care, hospitals and examination desks.

Others came to help. Someone even took over the toothpaste. "on a 5-minute gallon pail, pulling out my tooth all day," Smith said. "Her smile and gesture showed that they were very grateful for what we did," said Mr. Caristiano. "It' s a short-term solution, but we plan to make a few other journeys there in the spring".

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