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  • Tsunami Did you know… The shore line retreats when the first wave of a tsunami is about to happen A tsunami can be a series of waves and the first one is not always the biggest Tsunamis only affect shallow waters Most tsunamis occur in the Pacific Ocean
  • Definition
    • A unusually large sea wave produced by a seaquake or undersea volcanic eruption
  • Did you know…
    • The shore line retreats when the first wave of a tsunami is about to happen
    • A tsunami can be a series of waves and the first one is not always the biggest
    • Tsunamis only affect shallow waters
    • Most tsunamis occur in the Pacific Ocean
  • Famous locations
    • On December 26, 2004 Phuket and the island of Sri Lanka experienced a deadly tsunami
    • 7.8 earthquake in the sea of Japan destroyed the southern half of Okushiri Island
  • Connections
    • Earthquakes
    • Seismologist
    • What happens before an tsunami is about to happen?
    • What causes tsunamis?
    Questions?
  • Sources
    • http://ezinearticles.com/?Some-Facts-About-Tsunamis&id=8014
    • http://www.cdera.org/doccentre/fs_tsunami.php
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