Local MediaMan reports on the Richter 8.9 Indian Ocean earthquake and Tsunami Ring of Death on Boxing Day, December 2004.
On the other hand, we ignored the April 1 tsunami warning, without ill effect. No-one in Airlie Beach noticed much wave action at all.
Bureau of Meteorology explain tsunamis.
Where the Rainforest meets the Sea, until the developers arrived, and the golden sand comes in dump trucks.