Facts and Info about Tsunami

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A tsunami is a series of ocean waves with very long wavelengths (typically hundreds of kilometers) caused by large-scale disturbances of the ocean. Tsunamis can be caused by submarine volcanic eruptions, submarine landslides, meteor impact, underwater explosions, and glacier calving’s and major earthquakes occuring beneath the seabed causing large vertical movements.

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Facts and Info about Tsunami By SrijanSoni3 Tsunami* Tsunami: An IntroductionA tsunami is a series of ocean waves with very long wavelengths (typically hundreds of kilometers) caused by large-scale disturbances of the ocean. Tsunamis can be caused by submarine volcanic eruptions, submarine landslides, meteor impact, underwater explosions, and glacier calvings and major earthquakes occuring beneath the seabed causing large vertical movements. The term Tsunami has been coined from the Japanese term Tsu meaning harbour and nami meaning waves. Tsunami is a Japanese word with the meaning as harbour wave. In deep water, tsunami waves are less than a metre high, but they can travel at speeds exceeding 800 kilometers per hour and can easily cross an entire ocean basin. When they reach shallow water or narrow inlets the waves slow down and the height can build into a wall of water which causes devastation on the shore. These walls of water can cause widespread destruction when they crash ashore. These awe-inspiring waves are typically caused by large, undersea earthquakes at tectonic plate boundaries. When the ocean floor at a plate boundary rises or falls suddenly it displaces the water above it and launches the rolling waves that will become a tsunami.* Causes of TsunamiAll tsunami are caused by the sudden displacement of large volumes of water. All are the result of violent events with enough power to displace large volumes very rapidly. Howev

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