King tides swamp Marshall Islands


, Marshall Islands

in March 2014

03/03/14 – Marshall Islands floods

King tides overwhelmed the Marshall Islands on 3 March, causing over a thousand people to be evacuated from their homes in the capital of Majuro and neighbouring islands.

The low-lying islands are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise, with some of the coast sitting just 30cm above sea level. Some residents are already thinking about longer term displacement to other parts of the islands as strong tides become more frequent and intense, causing damage to the shoreline.


Brian Vad Mathiesen

Brian Vad Mathiesen

December 2010
Veerle Vandeweerd

Veerle Vandeweerd

December 2009
Harry Verhaar

Harry Verhaar

December 2010
Anders Oskal

Anders Oskal

May 2011