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Former good article Tsunami was one of the Natural sciences good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Tsunami in Mexico in 1932[edit]

Different sources talk about a Tsunami in Cuyutlán town in Mexico, on June 22, 1932. I listed this Tsunami, as "Possible Tsunami" in the section of North America and Caribbean Tsunami, refering a news that also refers newspapers from 1932 and interviews. EliminatorJR eliminated this addition, but considering that it was written under "Possible Tsunami" section, and sourced, it should be kept.

GA reassessment[edit]

Tsunami[edit]

Article (edit | visual edit | history) · Article talk (edit | history) · WatchWatch article reassessment page • GAN review not found
This template must be substituted. Replace {{GAR/result with {{subst:GAR/result. Result: Delist per consensus below. There are numerous statements which need citation per the criteria. Geometry guy 10:13, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

This article does not appear to meet the GA criteria. I'm not familiar with this process, so I'm bringing it here rather than boldly delisting (which I considered). The article is not well written and is woefully undercited. Calliopejen1 (talk) 03:53, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

  • Comment. The article will benefit from in-line citations. The prose needs to be sharpened in places. Majoreditor (talk) 18:28, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Delist. Needs significant improvement in references. Lacking citations in many places where statistics and opinions are given. References need to be properly formatted, with titles, publishers and access dates at the very least. What makes "abelard.org" (the first bullet point in the References section) reliable? The See also and especially the External links sections could use a trim. There are a couple of dead external links, see here. The bold formatting in the Terminology section should be removed. Has had a disputed statement tag in place since November 2008. Dana boomer (talk) 13:36, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Delist A quick look at the reference column says that the article has far too few in-line citations for its size; the frequent [citation needed] are not a good sign. The external links section needs to be about 1/2 its current size. The grammar and style of the article could be made clearer in some instances. Tempo di Valse ♪ 20:03, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Delist Needs to be more comprehensive, and the citation is woeful. ResMar 14:43, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Delist. Layout and sources are not GA-quality. — Levi van Tine (tc) 07:57, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment. The pronunciation "/suːˈnɑːmi/ soo-nah-mee" should be removed from the article. Xintian1 (talk) 00:51, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
  • External links. Possibly use www.sms-tsunami-warning.com in place of www.tsunami-warning.org as web-based tsunami warning system; www.tsunami-warning.org lacks of valuable content.

Incorrect statement[edit]

In the Tsunami wiki article, it says known as "tidal wave" and that is incorrect. Tidal waves happen all the time they are not related to Tsunamis. It just bothered me and I can't edit because it's a locked article. Thank you. --Dougalcraft (talk) 09:18, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

The use of 'tidal wave' to mean tsunami is greatly reduced these days, but it still happens and there are many older books, newspaper reports etc. that use it - it was never commonly used in the scientific world, seismic sea wave being preferred. I think that it's worth keeping for its historical usage. Mikenorton (talk) 20:55, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
To every question, there's an xkcd: https://xkcd.com/1010/ --Sanderd17 (talk) 07:01, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Terminology[edit]

There is an interesting claim regarding few other languages have a different native word for this. Is there a citation for this? Seems a bit contradictory since there is a bunch of examples right after where in other languages a different word is used. Also that list also seem incomplete. I know at least in Chinese there is a native word that is very different than tsunami. It is 海啸 (lit. sea roar).

I guess my questions around this are: 1. Is this claim valid to have on Wikipedia? And if yes, do we need to cite it? 2. Should we maintain this list of various other words from other languages for the same phenomenon? If we do, what criteria do we use to determine if we should include those words?

Misosoup7 (talk) 23:32, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Prompted by the edit request below, I was thinking that it's odd that we mention any of these other terms in the english language wikipedia. I propose to delete all of the sub-section headed 'Tsunami' (in the Terminology section) except for the first paragraph. Mikenorton (talk) 21:36, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
There being no objection, I have deleted most of the sub-section. Mikenorton (talk) 19:38, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 March 2016[edit]

In the discussion about names of tsunamis in other languages, Spanish word for earthquake is incorrect: it is TERREMOTO not TERRAMOTO. Likewise there is no acute accent on the E of MAREMOTO. 14.2.153.236 (talk) 09:54, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneSkyllfully (talk | contribs) 16:09, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Suggestion, section on meteorite impact tsunamis[edit]

There isn't much on the topic here and I think it could have a section.

There's a section here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eltanin_impact#Tsunami

And search also turns up

http://news.ucsc.edu/2003/05/355.html

http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/373/2053/20140381

I'm sure there's a lot more on it.

Just a suggestion Robert Walker (talk) 19:23, 28 March 2016 (UTC)