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# For how many miles tsunami spreads?

Updated: 9/19/2023

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A tsunami can travel any distance, according to how much energy it appropriates. The huge volumes of water shifted creates a wave, and gravity will push it to where their is less water, IE on land (the ocean floor moves up, so there is less water). But the wave will decrease in size as it moves.

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