"None of the locals who live here are taking the tsunami risk seriously... Our local media are doing their normal fear mongering... they cannot comprehend why nobody is listening to them. ...I expect no damage of any kind from the wave."

How odd! Earthquake prediction is practically non-existent, but tsunami prediction is exact? Since WHEN?

Quite a few people have been killed by tsunamis because they decided to stand on the shore to watch them come in (despite warnings), or they saw the first few low waves and figured there weren't going to be any big ones, so they went closer (despite warnings).

Some people are simply too stupid to live.

And those who choose to believe some self-anointed 'expert', who goes around all puffed up saying, "I expect no damage of any kind from the wave" aren't very bright, either.