How dangerous are tsunamis?
very dangerous! you can die from them
Tsunamis are not just large ocean waves. Unlike a regular wave, which washes in and out in a few seconds, a tsunami wave is a surge of water that keeps coming in for as much as 15 minutes. People caught in the wave can be swept away and drowned or pummeled by debris. Large tsunamis can go miles inland and destroy homes, buildings, and entire towns. Even a relatively small tsunami can cause serious damage.
Tsunamis are typically caused by earthquakes, especially those in which plates slide under or over each other. The stronger the quake on the Richter scale, the more likely the tsunami will be a large and dangerous event. These can happen any time of the year. Most areas of the tropics have a tropical cyclone season. These storms can also produce high storm surges and waves. Usually the warnings issued are for the storm itself as…