Defining Tsunamis

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Tsunamis (a Japanese word describing a “harbor wave”) are caused when a large amount of water is displaced in a short amount of time. In deep waters, tsunamis do not seem like a threat; however, once they reach shallow waters, they can cause catastrophic events to coastlines and nearby cities.

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tsunamiBy lightningxkidd | Studymode.comTsunamis (a Japanese word describing a harbor wave) are caused when a large amount of water is displaced in a short amount of time. In deep waters, tsunamis do not seem like a threat; however, once they reach shallow waters, they can cause catastrophic events to coastlines and nearby cities. Tsunamis are caused by geographical means such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and meteorite impacts. There are several ways tsunamis could fabricate and a common misconception is that a tsunami is a tidal wave. Tides are caused by the gravity of the Moon and Sun; however, tsunamis have nothing to do with tides (Nakamura 152). Tsunamis are caused by the disturbance of the equilibrium position of a body of water. This could happen several ways, the most common being earthquakes. In subduction zones, tectonic plates grind against each ot

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