Results for: Seiche

What causes seiches?

A seiche (pronounced SAYSH) is what happens in the swimming pools of Californians during and after an earthquake. It is "an internal wave oscillating in a body of water" or, i (MORE)

Where would you find a seiche wave?

  Seiches (SAYsh) form in large bays and lakes as a wave that rocks back and forth. They can result from a strong wind that pushes the water level upon one side of a lake (MORE)

What is the difference between tsunamis and seiche?

Tsunami (soo-NAH-mee): a Japanese word that means harbor wave; a sea wave of local or distant origin that results from large-scale seafloor displacements associated with large (MORE)