Deadly Tsunamis By ; Thomson Coffey Tuesday, October 20 . 2009 7th period Every thing you’ll need to know
What is a Tsunami A tsunami is a giant wave that is caused by sudden motion on the ocean floor. They travel at great speeds crashing giganticly into the shore line. They are mostly caused by earthquakes under water and landslides. That is what a tsunami is.
The Effect on The People Tsunamis travel as fast as jet planes so people on the beach have little they can do. It will also cause problems economicly, most people on the planet live by oceans, lakes, and rivers so there will be many people killed and homeless. That is the effect
Terminology Su-namee- A gigantic wave that crashes along the shore line Fun fact-A tsunami in the Indian ocean once covered the length of 11 countries in Asia.
Tsunami safety If you are on a beach during a tsunami try to get into a tall sturdy building. After tsunamis there will be a lot of damage, the power will most likely be out and there will be a big chaos, so try to get a kit of flashlights, extra batteries, canned goods, and bottled water. Try to find a shelter after words. Also be prepared for several wavesbecause tsunamis move with the tide.
Most recent event The most recent one hasn’t struck yet, but it is in the north west of America and is coming closer as we speak.
Detection There are different sensors in the ocean that track tsunamis in the area This is what they look like
History in The U.S The worlds biggest tsunami was in Alaska and was 7023 ft. tall There has also been several big ones in Hawaii.
video Click to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9JDzBTwiig
Most destructive The most destructive tsunami was on the cost of Asia in the Indian ocean. It was caused by a earthquake in Indonesia. Thousands of people died in over 11 countrys.