Essay Anatomy of Tsunami

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Anatomy of Tsunami’s Notes
What causes a Tsunami?

Tsunamis can be caused by volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. They may also occur after a huge meteorite impact or a nuclear testing where large amount of water are displaced, creating a ripple effect that reaches the shore. Man-made tsunami is possible although it is not as strong and massive as the one caused by nature.

One of the most common causes of tsunami is the subduction fault between tectonic plates of the earth’s crust. As the plates move towards each other, one of them eventually slips underneath. Sometimes it can get stuck, creating huge amount of tension that builds up overtime. And then snap! The plate breaks loose releasing all the tension and creating a massive earthquake and subsequently, a tsunami.
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Minor tremors underneath the ocean may not cause a tsunami at all.
A tsunami is a wave series that speeds over the open ocean at very high speeds, up to six hundred miles per hour, before making landfall. Tsunamis are created by earthquakes and volcanoes, and get their name from the Japanese. Translated to English it is “harbor wave”. A tsunami is actually a ripple effect.
A tsunami is a wave series that speeds over the open ocean at very high speeds, up to six hundred miles per hour, before making landfall. Tsunamis are created by earthquakes and volcanoes, and take their name from the Japanese. Translated to English, it is "harbor wave". A tsunami is actually a