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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsunami

A tsunami or tidal wave, also known as a seismic sea wave, is a series of waves in a water .... Without an earthquake I do not see how such an accident could happen. .... fishermen would sail out, and encounter no unusual waves while out at sea fishing, and come back to land to find their village devastated by a huge wave.

earthweb.ess.washington.edu/tsunami/general/physics/runup.html

As a tsunami approaches shore, we've learned in the "What happens to a tsunami as it approaches land?" section that it begins to slow and grow in height.

earthweb.ess.washington.edu/tsunami/general/physics/transform.html

As a tsunami leaves the deep water of the open ocean and travels into the shallower water near the coast, it transforms. If you read the "How do tsunamis differ ...

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As a tsunami approaches shore, we've learned in the "What happens to a tsunami as it approaches land?" section that it begins to slow and grow in height.

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As a tsunami wave reaches land it forms a giant wave that crashes down and destroys much of the coastline.

www.sristi.org/english/tsunami/what_is_tsunami.html

How do landslides, volcanic eruptions, and cosmic collisions generate tsunamis? What happens when a tsunami encounters land? What happens when a ...

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Sep 12, 2017 ... What happens after a tsunami occurs? Ocean today. If you can see it, are too close to escape. What happens when a tsunami encounters land?

www.reference.com/science/happens-after-tsunami-hits-8ddfabdafcc1ffad

After the initial wave hits land, a large wall of water follows closely behind it. The water slams into the land, then immediately begins to recede, taking many ...

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Apr 25, 2017 ... When a tectonic disturbance happens, tsunami warnings can be issued, though tsunamis ... On land, animals are killed and plants uprooted.