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Tsunami are huge waves that form in large bodies of water (e.g., oceans, seas, large lakes), that are caused by abrupt vertical displacement of a huge column of water. The displacement can be caused by naturally occurring events such as earthquakes, landslides, volcano eruptions, etc., and even sometimes from underwater explosions. These can become natural disasters devastating to the people and properties along the shore lines where they ultimately appear, sometimes in waves as big as hundreds of feet high or higher.
It occurred on Boxing Day, 26 th December 2004.
The 2004 tsunami was caused by an earthquake in the Indian Ocean.The quake happened on December 26, 2004 off the western coast ofSumatra in Indonesia.
Depends on the size of the earthquake that causes it. . ADDED: Also of course, the topography and altitude of the coast;and the nature of any barrier such as mangrove swamps, which areeffective breakwaters.
they like to touch each other
In the eastern Sri Lankan Ampara District alone, more than 5,000people died. A holiday train, the "Queen of the Sea", was struck bythe tsunami near the village of Telwatta as it traveled betweenColombo and Galle carrying at least 1,700 passengers, killing allbut a handful on board. About 1,000 more...
A tide that lags behind
There is none. Tsunamis can happen at any time.
The damage depends on the magnitude of the generating earthquake and the particular shore characteristics of areas reached by the tsunami. Some areas are relatively susceptible due to offshore seabed features and the shape of harbors and coasts.
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well the long term effects are that everyone in the area is likely possible to die in the tsunami the short term effects are that houses can be rebuild
The term for "harbor wave" or "standing water" in Japanese is spelled: Tsunami and is pronounced "sue-NAH-me."
Rogue waves are purely wind-driven waves. Tsunamis are produced by a seaquake, underwater landslide, or an underwater explosion/eruption.
Air pressure is not a factor in tsunami formation. Tsunamis usually originate from undersea earthquakes and landslides.
Precipitation and temperatures determine climate.
In open ocean, yes. A cheetah can move at 60 to 70 mph. A tsunamiin open ocean can move at 500 to 600 mph.
The energy dissipates, meaning that as the wave breaks, it will eventually convert to heat.\n The energy dissipates, meaning that as the wave breaks, it will eventually convert to heat.\n The energy dissipates, meaning that as the wave breaks, it will eventually convert to heat.\n The energy...
There are no obvious advantages of tidal waves. The damage they do outweighs anything else.
Alaska has had by far the most and biggest quakes. 9 and bigger. California and cascade zones probably come in second.
Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Myanmar, theMaldives, Bangladesh, Madagascar, and the coastal regions of Africawere the areas most affected by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami(December 26, 2004). As many as 15 to 20 of the countries borderingthe Indian Ocean (and some even farther) saw...
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The boxing days tsunami wave got very high. It reached heights of 15-20 metres. The wave came in at high speeds and when it was about a mile inland it reached 40 miles an hour!
you can expect many casualties and injuries.
Climate has nothing to do with the formation of a tsunami. Tsunamisoccur in places where there are a lot of active submarineearthquake zones.
Because by moving bumping into each other and pushing another is pushed
Its Hawaii because Wisconsin not surrounded by water and Hawaii is.
if there is a disturbane such as an earthquack under the sea
A tsunami happens in an area where there is earthquake activity.Most tsunamis occur from undersea earthquakes. The large waves ofthe tsunami are generated by the abrupt movement of the oceanfloor.
if its with see lvl the people population is at risk
yes now stop being an idoit
Tsunami is caused by earthquakes in the ocean,
A tsunami (Japanese for harbor wave ) can be caused when alarge volume of water in a sea or ocean is displaced. Tsunamis canhappen most anywhere that there is an ocean or giant body of water.They especially happen where major natural events like underwaterearthquakes or volcanoes can happen. A...
A tsunami can be very tragic on the human population if proper mitigation and evacuation measures are not followed. Major losses of life and property will take place. One such event was the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Humans who survive this terrible ordeal will the be forced to start their lives...
Tsunamis are typically caused by earthquakes, especially those inwhich plates slide under or over each other. The stronger the quakeon the Richter scale, the more likely the tsunami will be a largeand dangerous event. These can happen any time of the year. Most areas of the tropics have a tropical...
It cannot be estimated unless we know when the earth's crust moves and cause earthquakes which leads to tsunamis.
That would pretty much involve emptying the Atlantic ocean
Yes. That is if you consider Cornwall part of England. The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 generated a Tsunami that hit parts of Cornwall and at St Michaels Mount waves up over 2.4 m were recorded. Not huge, by the standards of Tsunamis but enough to cause damage and there are some reports of deaths...
hey cameron, paolo. tsunamis is a big wave that can knock down my front door. MY cool FRONT DOOR Joboko 03:29, 29 Jan 2009 (UTC). last week my brain was electrofried and the windows got a apple thrown at it. hope that helps!. cheers!. eric
You have to get to higher ground where the water wont reach you. or get far enough out to sea to avoid the build up of the wave as it comes to shore.
describes the effect of water waves passing into shallow water?
Most of the damage from the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake was from the tsunami it triggered rather than the earthquake itself. When the earthquake occurred it caused the seafloor to shift upwards, displacing an enormous column of water. This caused a wave to race across the ocean that came ashore in...
The wave generated by a tsunami is really a large swell. Swells continue along until they meet the resistance of shallowing water. When the depth of the water can no longer handle the volume of water, the wave will rise up on top of the sand in shallower water and break. If the land form creates a...
That is most likely to be Basalt, also called bluestone
The top speed of a tsunami is 900 kilometers per hour (600 mi/hr) and the top speed of a cheetah is 120 kilometers per hour (75 mi/hr). Therefore, the average speed of a tsunami is faster than the top speed of a cheetah.
Tidal energy refers to energy from the changing tides of the ocean, and wave energy refers to the energy carried in oceanic waves. Ocean energy is a very vague and incorrect term, although if you have heard it, it probably refers to those. There is lots of energy in the ocean, and to say ocean...
None of the states got hit by the actual tsunami. But however before the tsunami there was an earthquake which triggered an earthquake in Alaska.
it weighs about less than a pound.
An underwater volcano can cause pillow basalts and rare tsunamis.Underwater volcanoes are formed by hot spots in the Earth's mantle.
expect the earth to shake little, things to fall, and get under atable.
Where it hit would flood all around {the cities} and all the people close would more than likely end up dying.
global warming is the atmospheric condition in the whle world
run away to higher ground
It would be on the sea bed, directly above the focus that would be under the sea bed, in the crust :)
A cyclone is a large weather system also known as a low pressure system. There system bring rain, wind, and thunderstorms. A tsunami is a large ocean wave usually resulting from an undersea earthquake or landslide.
Clearly to me, I can see the crater, and that the object was traveling at an angle. It is also somewhat clear by merely looking where some of the techtonic plates were at the time of impact. That helped define the mid Atlantic ridge. The impact would have been greater than any documented event...
It Happend in lituya bay Alaska it was 1,720 ft. high
One of the main lessons to learn from the 2004 tsunami is that oneof these killer waves can occur even in places where nobody thoughtthey could. It brought home the importance of tsunami warningsystems, something that could have saved many lives in 2004.
Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, East Africa, Somalia, Maldives, Madagascar, Seychelles, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Bangladesh.
Loss of lives , property and many other things ...in these cases we should be informed earlier so that some prventive measures can be taken before the incident...because it is truly said that pevention is better than cure ...
The energy source of tsunami waves is much greater. The energy source of Tsunami waves is much greater
yes they can but sometimes people dont :)
Hilo, Hawaii (The Big Island)
My Answer starts here...Hope you find it useful.. . The management of rainfall and resultant run-off is very important and found to depend on watersheds. A watershed is an area bounded by the divide line of water.. Thus it may be a drainage basin or stream. The Himalayas are one of the most vital...
Because the Philippine Trench is inside the Pacific Ring of Fire
Normally the ocean water pulls back out unusually far so that is one sign that means run or get to a high place. Also if there is a generally large earthquake and you are standing near the ocean it is probably best to prepare. But a tsunami isn't always a large sea wave, sometimes it is a big push...
good question, well i have alot more info about earthquakes more then i do with volcanic eruption's. Earthquakes: Well on each planet there are plates. Plates are little spinning things on earth's orbit. There near space so there no visible with the human eye. If you wish do see these plates get a...
Because it's a Japanese word in in the language Tsu つ or ツ (depending on which form of Japanese your using) is a Japanese character and where the T is silent for instance the word Tsubasa つばさ or ツバサ is pronounced Soo-ba-saa not t sound, that's just the way...
Mostly near coasts and near earthquake areas.
A tsunami can reach only 3 feet but can still cause a huge amount of damage but if your looking for the tidal type at least over 50 feet the one that happened in tiland 2004 was 1 foot over the limit and acturly caused more damage just because of 1 foot if it was 50 it would of caused 6 % less of...
It will be the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. I don't know why the year is important.
The most common underwater causes of tsunami are earthquakes and volcanoes. The event causes a large column of water to be displaced and moved out from the source. See the related question about the causes of tsunami for more detail about this question and about other causes of tsunami that may not...
1. a long, high wave is caused by an undersea earthquake 2. water displaced in an outward and upward patter (bulge) in all different directions 3. waves travel 10x fasterr :)
an undrewater earthquake
tsaumis happen because a big guy jumps into a pool
I only know one.. The reason why it does that is the tectonic plates slide past each other which causes vibrations thus... Making an earthquake which goes BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM CRACK CRACK CRACK CRACK
There are two main reasons. First, at the time, there was notsunami warning system for the Indian Ocean, only for the Pacific.Second, most people, even most educated Western tourists, did notknow the warning signs of a tsunami.
Boxing day... . The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The quake itself is known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. The...
If the plates are moving together from opposite directions, the colliding edges will uplift into mountain ranges. If the plates are moving apart, a rift valley will form. If the plates are moving together at oblique angles, a fault zone will occur.