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It depends on the depth. On deep oceans it can hit 500 mph. Near the land it slows down to 20 or 30 mph.

It is important to note that the 500 mph is simply a theory, there is no method to truly measure the speed of the wave. Also, if you follow the above link it explains that when the tsunami approaches any land it slows to 20-30 mph. This would even further refute the 500 mph.

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What is another name for tidal wave?

there is no other name for a tidal wave, just tidal wave

If a tidal wave hit the eastern US and the wave is 1000 ft how far will the wave travel inland?

A tidal wave hits the US coastline twice a day, as it does everywhere else in the world. I think you mean a 'tsunami'.

Is a tidal wave a mechanical wave?

A tidal wave is a water wave so it is a mechanical wave.

Tsunamis are different to tidal waves because?

A tsunamis has a wave that is longer in length and looks like a fast rising tide rather than a traditional wave. A tidal wave is a wave that can reach as about a hundred feet tall and will look like a normal wave.

What starts a tidal wave?

The tidal wave starts by the moon

How fast can a tsunami wave travel?

A tsunami wave can travel from anywhere to 33mph to 500mph.

How does a tidal wave start?

tidal wave starts by pressure in the oceans floor

Can a tidal wave kill you?

There is a 97% chance that you could get killed by a tidal wave.

What is an other name for tidal wave?

Another name for tidal wave is Tsunami.

What name is given to a tidal wave?

Tsunami is the name given to a tidal wave.

When was Tanganyika Tidal Wave created?

Tanganyika Tidal Wave was created in 1989.

Is a tsunami a tidal wave?

The term tidal wave is often used to mean a tsunami. However, the term "tidal wave" has fallen out of favor because tsunamis have nothing to do with tides. The term tidal wave may also refer to a tidal bore, which is a wave that forms in some locations when the tide is rising.

How do you stop a tidal wave?

A tidal Wall

How tall is a tidal wave?

a tidal wave can vary, but is aprox. 25m the biggest is 524m

Is a tsumani a tidal wave?

Yes, a tsunami is a humongous tidal wave that has tremendous power.

Where does tidal wave energy come from?

Tidal Wave energy comes from the tides of the moon.

What is the another name for tidal wave?

Tsunami is the commonly used name for a tidal wave.

When was Tidal Wave of Blood created?

Tidal Wave of Blood was created in 2010-11.

How fast sound wave travel?

A sound wave traveling fast and slow depends if it is traveling through a solid, liquid or gas.

What is a word for a high tidal wave?

tidal surge

What is the corret name for a tidal wave?

tidal bore

What is a tidal wave caused by an underwater earthquake?

a tsunami is a tidal wave caused by an underwater earthquake :]

What is the wavelength of tidal wave?

tidal wave length is 16ft-32ft above the sea level.

How do you spell title wave?

tidal wave

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