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Tsunamis

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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, 26th December 2004.
Depends on the size of the earthquake that causes it
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.
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.
In open ocean, yes. A cheetah can move at 60 to 70 mph. A tsunami  in 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.
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...
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. Tsunamis  occur in places where there are a lot of active submarine  earthquake 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
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 a  large volume of water in a sea or ocean is displaced. Tsunamis can  happen most anywhere that there is an ocean or giant body of water.  They especially happen where major natural events like underwater  earthquakes or volcanoes can...
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 but...
hey cameron, paolo   tsunamis is a big wave that can knock down my front door. MY cool FRONT DOOR[[User:Joboko|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...
Go to the mountains. Evacuate the area. Have a tsunami proof center somewhere near you.
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.
expect the earth to shake little, things to fall, and get under atable.
  global warming is the atmospheric condition in the whle world
run away to higher ground
It Happend in lituya bay Alaska it was 1,720 ft. high
Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, East Africa, Somalia, Maldives, Madagascar, Seychelles, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Bangladesh.
The energy source of tsunami waves is much greaterThe energy source of Tsunami waves is much greater
yes they can but sometimes people dont :)
  Hilo, Hawaii (The Big Island)
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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...
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 the Japanese language is
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...
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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...
an undrewater earthquake
tsaumis happen because a big guy jumps into a pool
There are two main reasons. First, at the time, there was no  tsunami warning system for the Indian Ocean, only for the Pacific.  Second, most people, even most educated Western tourists, did not  know 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 resulting...
Tsunamis occur in water bodies, usually where an earthquake or volcano occurs. They become tsunamis when they get close to land.It can occur anywhere when a earthquake underwater happens and the place for it to happen is at a area with shallow waters and it is along the coastlinesWherever a standing...
Death, Injuries, people becoming homeless, pollution, children could loss their families.
Hokay, so, you can either jump into the water, because it would pass over you (try it, go on) or you can stick your head between your legs and kiss your butt goodbye
6:58 am on December 26,2004 in Indonesia
It can take several hours for the waves to calm down after the first wave hits.
Tsunamis have probably been occurring for millions of years and were most likely relatively commonplace in more violent eras in the earth's past. The first recorded tsunami probably comes from the bible - the famous flood - however science will have to prove that.
A tsunami has nothing to do with the weather. They are caused by underwater earthquakes, underwater landslides and other underwater earth movements.
They are fully surrounded by water.
Yes. A tsunami is a wave of water.
a 200 foo t wave in the west coast
The energy moves, not the water
India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand were all badly hit by the Boxing Day 2004 tsunami whose epicenter was under the sea near Aceh, Sumatra, north Indonesia, in the Indian Ocean.   Other places hit included Malaysia, the Maldives, the Seychelles and the Indian-owned Andaman and...
Tsunamis don't get real names as hurricanes and typhoons do. It is often refereed to as the Boxing Day tsunami or the Indian Ocean tsunami.
The earthquakes that generate tsunamis usually occur at locations  known as subduction zones, where one tectonic plate slides under  another. The plates will generally snag as they move and build up  stress, which is periodically released in the form of earthquakes.  Large subduction zone...
It is a synonym for tsunamis.
by sending money in to a company to help people man
Many strange things happen, yet I think you asking about the sudden retreat from the water line prior to the event. This also happens when we travel in a restricted waterway. The displacement of our ship recedes the water from shore only to return fast and high. We draw about 40 feet of water so...
An undersea earthquake displaces a vast amount of water in a sudden jolt. Huge shallow waves rush through the ocean at great speed. On reaching a gently sloping coastline the waves slow and compress upwards. Waves surge ashore to cause devastation well beyond the beach.
Actually waves do not travel far at all as it is the motion of the water (in an up down up) relationship. Hence an event that causes the waves (such as wind, the most common causes of waves) will not be the same water that arrives shore side. Hence the wave motion can travel around the world (in...
Karana escaped the tidal wave by finding a hold for a hand with sea moss and then found a place for her foot. And then dragged herself upward. The crest of the wave under her had passed her and roared her on toward Coral Cove.
Well, volcanic eruptions typically do not cause tsunamis, but things that do cause them include earthquakes and large masses of land/rock falling off of glaciers and landforms into the water. Global warming has recently been said to cause large chunks of glaciers to fall off into the ocean, causing...
With sunscreen and a dinghy.
people did apresiate her help and what she did for them becaues she love every one even if they did not even know or even like her all she cared about was pepole healthy and if they were geting what they needed
they do because the dad is the salesman of the year and he gets a free trip to Oregon
there have been a lot in Hawaii and in the summer well if an earthquake or landslide is in the southern hemisphere the winter
Both hurricanes and tsunamis are natural disasters that primarily  impact coastal areas and can cause severe coastal flooding.