Tsunami Research Paper

Submitted By kgorski19
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Tsunami. The word can send a shiver down your spine and, recall images even emotions. As the tide recedes to create a wall that will wash away my beach side home, along with my childhood memories. But, what can we do to detect a tsunami? And what safety precautions can we take to assure our safety during a tsunami? And what heartfelt survivor stories are there to be told? Tsunamis are one of the deadliest natural disasters on earth.

The majority of all tsunamis are formed as a result of earthquakes. What happens is the earths plates move which causes a earthquake. The impact causes huge ripples of waves to develop. But, there are plenty of other ways for tsunamis to form. First of all, if earths crust has a down drop or upthrust, causing a sequence of waves. Next, a large scale under sea landslide can occur, again causing a wall of water into coastal communities. Lastly, a large meteor is impacted at sea, creating walls of water.

Moving on, is here anyway that we can detect a tsunami? There is plenty of ways to detect a tsunami, but here are a couple of ways! The BPR is using a quartz crystal the measures ambient pressure and the temperature at the time. It uses a thin quartz crystal beam. Also, the tsunameter has the ability to deploy into the depths of 6000m. Which is linked to surface buoys, furthermore, the buoys are fabricated with steel, lead also with foam cushioned by rubber pads.

To have proper safety precautions in a tsunami impact zone, perform the following. When ever in coastal areas stay aware for tsunami warnings. Plan an evacuation route that leads to higher ground or to a in-land community. Be aware of warning signs, rapidly rising waters, receding coastal waters and rumbling off shore earthquakes. ALWAYS stay away from coastal areas when a tsunami is