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# What can result if an earthquake causes a sudden vertical change in the sea floor?

Updated: 8/10/2023

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The direction of the tsunami will be determined by the magnitude of the earthquake.

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Any sudden change in the sea floor can result in the displacement of a massive amount of water. The result can cause a tsunami or tidal wave, also known as a seismic sea wave.

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