A submarine, undersea, or underwater earthquake is an earthquake that occurs
underwater at the bottom of a body of water, especially an ocean. ...
Understanding plate tectonics helps to explain the ...
An earthquake below the surface of the ocean causes the formation of a giant
wave known. Edit. Answer by Rip the Jacker. Confidence votes 278. Tsunami.
Mar 11, 2011 ... A devastating tsunami, caused by an underwater earthquake, washed over ...
where rigid plates in the Earth's crust collide along the rim of the Pacific Ocean. ...
This motion then spawned a series of massive waves known as a tsunami. ... "
Earthquakes below 7.5 or 7.0 usually do not trigger tsunamis," said ...
Sound waves move through the air, earthquakes send powerful waves through ...
These waves, called tsunami (Figure 14.9), can travel at speeds of 800 ... Wind is
the primary force that causes ocean surface waves, but it does not cause the
tides. ... It also creates surface currents, which are horizontal streams of water that
The term tsunami from the Japanese and means - Big wave in the port. ... had
been devastated by a giant wave although they had not seen any waves on ... to
earthquakes on the sea bed, Volcanic eruption above and under water,
landslides or meteorite impacts. About 86 % of all Tsunamis result from so-called
Oct 16, 2015 ... An easy-to-understand explanation of what causes earthquakes, how ... You
might think Earth is a giant lump of rock, but you'd be ... plate in the Pacific Ocean,
forming an intense area of activity known ... There's another kind of seismic wave
known as a secondary wave (s-wave) that travels only half as fast.
Massive ocean waves that slam into coastlines are called tsunamis (pronounced
tsooh-nah-mee). ... Normal ocean waves are caused by wind and start out as
ripples on the surface of the ocean ... bottom of the ocean, such as an earthquake
, landslide or volcanic eruption, ... If you don't believe me, check out the links
The faults that cause earthquakes come in several different forms. ... most of the
largest earthquakes also occur deep below the ocean surface. ... Extremely
sensitive instruments called seismometers measure and record seismic waves
given off by ... wave is traveling as it passes through the Earth as if the rocks were
a giant ...
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These processes cause the surface of the earth to dissolve, decompose, and ...
Earthquakes under the ocean can cause huge waves, called tsunamis that ...
Volcanic mountains not formed on the mid-ocean ridge are called seamounts. ...
Sometimes giant sea waves, called tsunamis, are caused by underwater
Tsunamis have also been called "tidal waves", but this term should not be used
because ... Velocities of normal ocean waves are about 90 km/hr while tsunamis
have ... on a the beach, which are caused by the wind blowing across the ocean's
surface. ... Waves are formed as the displaced water mass, which acts under the