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A tsunami also known as a seismic sea wave, is a series of waves in a water body caused by .... A tsunami can occur in any tidal state and even at low tide can still inundate coastal areas. On April...

Tsunami - How a Tsunami Happens

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The term tsunami has its origins in the Japanese language; an English ... that ripple, it seems to disappear as time goes on--but in actuality, it does not stop.

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Apr 3, 2011 ... Japan's Tsunami: How It Happened, investigates the science behind the earthquake and tsunami that has devastated Japan. It takes viewers ...

How Does a Tsunami Occur? | Visual.ly

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Apr 1, 2011 ... Tsunamis are very dangerous and cause massive destruction. Unfortunately, the world has been hit with two massive tsunamis in the last ...

BBC - GCSE Bitesize: What causes a tsunami?

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When an earthquake, volcano or landslide happens on the ocean floor, water is displaced. This water forms the ... What effects does a tsunami have? The main ...

What Causes a Tsunami? - Tsunami Geology - GEOLOGY.COM

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What Causes a Tsunami - by Geology.com. ... When this happens, the overriding plate snaps back into an unrestrained position. This sudden ... Geology.com does not grant permission for any use, republication, or redistribution. Images, code ...

Japan's Tsunami: How It Happened | Earthquakes, Temblors ...

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Mar 11, 2011 ... Tsunamis, such as the one generated by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake today ( March 11) in Japan, are often generated by massive temblors ...

How do earthquakes generate tsunamis?

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Tsunamis can be generated when the sea floor abruptly deforms and ... with the earth's crustal deformation; when these earthquakes occur beneath the sea, the ...

How do earthquakes generate tsunamis? - International Tsunami ...

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By far, the most destructive tsunamis are generated from large, shallow ... More than 80% of the world's tsunamis occur in the Pacific along its Ring of Fire ...

How do tsunami work? - Beachsafe

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Tsunami are different from wind swell waves and have three overlapping but quite distinct stages. ... Shoaling does not occur in every coastal environment.

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Tsunami are large waves caused by sudden movement of the ocean due to earthquakes, landslides, large volcanic eruptions or meteorite impact in the ocean.
Most tsunami are caused by large earthquakes on the seafloor when slabs of rock move past each other suddenly, causing the overlying water to move.
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Tsunami Early Warning System - How do tsunamis occur - CWarn

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How do tsunamis occur? Tsunami are actually waves caused by sudden movement of the ocean due to earthquakes, landslides on the sea floor, land slumping ...

What causes Tsunamis? - Geoscience Australia

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Less common are tsunami initiated by volcanic eruptions. These occur in several ways: destructive collapse of coastal, island and underwater volcanoes which ...

Formation of Tsunamis - Tsunami Alarm System

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Tsunamis arise from the sudden displacement of gigantic water masses due to ... If the sea bed is displaced sidewards, no tsunami will occur as, for example, ...